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Bug#174308: star should become standard tar

Moin Bjoern!
Bjoern Jacke schrieb am Friday, den 27. December 2002:

> >Not till it begins to emulate GNU tar's default behaviour.
> ...
> >All scripts relying on tar's method of overwritting file, or using its
> >simple filelist output, would break terribly.
> scripts relying on such not standarized behaviours should be fixed, 
> not one tool should emulate the behaviour of another.

Which standard? Show me that standard (without forcing me to pay money
for it), show me who created it. GNU tar became defacto standard on all
Linux distributions in the meantime, why should we break with it?

> >That are all things JS keeps saying and though, 99% of users are
> >happy with GNU tar.
> what an argument ...
> I think even if 99% of the users *would* be happy, what about the 1% 
> (I thinks it' much more). The technical superiority of star over gnu 
> tar is argument enough, the standard conformance of star, too.

Linux kernel (stable) does not support ACLs. There are different ACL
implementations. Which one is supported by star? Did you actually test
this feature?

The early bird gets the worm. If you want something else for
breakfast, get up later.

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