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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.
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.
While this is not a bug, we agree and reverted tar to the old behavior in