Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57174
Consider adding S tar
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
Consider adding S tar as a package. Looks interesting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
Bero's summary is correct. The incremental value to the OS is minimal, and
the inherent support costs are not.