Bug 57174 - Consider adding S tar
Consider adding S tar
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-12-06 08:33 EST by Neal D. Becker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-23 06:39:11 EST
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Description Neal D. Becker 2001-12-06 08:33:23 EST
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Consider adding S tar as a package.  Looks interesting.

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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-23 06:39:05 EST
Assigning to distribution because it's not my call.

My take on this is "rather no":
- We cannot replace GNU tar with S tar because they are not command line
  compatible and many scripts depend on tar commands S tar does not implement,
  or simply on the way most tar implementations (including GNU tar but not S tar)
  want some things done (e.g. tar xf vs. tar -x -f)
- We don't need two implementations of tar.
Comment 2 Preston Brown 2002-01-29 11:39:23 EST
Bero's summary is correct.  The incremental value to the OS is minimal, and
the inherent support costs are not.

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