[Bug 358] tar patch unneeded; tar -I does bzip2

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Mon May 27 19:03:55 PDT 2002


gerard at linuxfromscratch.org changed:

           What    |Old Value                   |New Value
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

------- Additional Comments From gerard at linuxfromscratch.org  2002-05-27 19:03 -------
Technically, you're right. But, the new tar version (whenever it's released)
will make the -I option obsolete and replace with the -j option. There have been
several different tar options in the past to deal with bzip2, -I -y and -j

They had to settle on one (-I had some problems on non-Linux platforms where it
was already used for something else by other tar implementations) and -j is the
one that's used now. So to make the transition smooth that what we're using so
when GNU finally does release a new tar, nobody'll have to start learning to use
a new tar option. Then again some distro's out there still use -I or -j...life's
hard ;)
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