Bug#174308: star should become standard tar
On Thursday 26 December 2002 09:27, Miles Bader wrote:
> Users want a tar that can:
> [snip 1&2]
(3) that can be installed alongside another tar
I think all this discussion is worthless until we see real problems. And
those are not developers' machines behaving a bit different in a
transition-phase (transition of either the developers or the packages,
whichever is technically better).
- modify GNU tar to install /bin/gnu-tar and add an alternative for it
- install star as /bin/star and do the same
- provide warnings in the postinstall-script of star that some things might
change when the alternative points to star
- watch for problems
So far, this could already be called the standard procedure for more than
shallow changes. <irony> Just as the flames on -devel before <irony>.