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Re: new tar behavior and --wildcards

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:37:21 +0200
Thijs Kinkhorst <kink@squirrelmail.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-06-27 at 10:02 +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > Le lun 26 juin 2006 21:53, Petr Vandrovec a écrit :
> > > Maybe it could be default for tar's POSIX mode, but I have no idea
> > > why GNU mode behavior should be changed in any way.
> > 
> > I second that. it's now completely unpossible to do basic packaging 
> > work, because such a change wasn't planned. I also don't find it
> > wise, if we still want to release this year, to introduce such a
> > change *now*.
> > 
> > Bdale, I *really* beg you to postpone that default change post-etch.
> Is there any idea of the number of packages actually affected by this?
> I've harly seen an RC bug flood arise out of this; I've only seen two,
> one of which is already pending upload. Probably a few more will
> arise, but the fix is trivial.
> So I wonder if it would be useful to revert the change, since we have
> to change at some point and at this point the effects do not seem to
> be quite dramatic. Maybe you have signs indicating otherwise?

It is also bound to break numerous private scripts on peoples systems.
And for no good reason, the default has been like this for years now,
why change that? For the POSIX-pedantic people there is always the POSIX

grts Tim

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