Bug 30206 - tar arguments have changed since 7.0
Summary: tar arguments have changed since 7.0
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-03-01 20:40 UTC by Ed Marshall
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 20:40:48 UTC
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Description Ed Marshall 2001-03-01 20:40:41 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.1-0.1.14 i686)

The arguments to "tar" for decompressing bzip2'd files on-the-fly have
changed since the 7.0 release; instead of using "-I" for decompressing
bzip2'd data, the argument is now "-j". "-I" is completely ignored.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
cp /etc/passwd blah.txt
tar cvvf blah.tar blah.txt
bzip2 -9 blah.tar
tar Ixvvf blah.tar.bz2 (on 7.0)
tar jxvvf blah.tar.bz2 (on fisher or wolverine)

Not that this is a real painful change, but it appears to have been
gratuitously made incompatible without any documentation of the fact. Looks
like a note for the release notes, more than anything.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-03-01 20:47:34 UTC
While this is not a bug, we agree and reverted tar to the old behavior in

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