book/package error concerning bash-3.0

Vladimir A. Pavlov pv4 at
Thu Jun 1 14:16:20 PDT 2006

Michiel Faber wrote:
> Hello,
> The first command in chapter 6.37.1 of lfs 6.1.1 is:
> tar -xvf ../bash-doc-3.0.tar.gz &&
> however the package i downloaded from a mirror ftp-server is named
> "bash-doc-3.0.tar.bz2" and not "*.gz"
> The command should thus be:
> tar -xjvf ../bash-doc-3.0.tar.bz2 &&
> Not a big issue, but maybe needs to change in the book?
> Michiel

AFAIK when called with -xvf (without -j/-x) tar automatically determines 
the archiver to use (bzip2/gzip). So you can download file with any of 
the extensions and use the command from the book.

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