DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-05
Re: Default tar for 1.3 and later
:On 5/3/05, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:> Hi all,
:> is there any objection to switch the default tar to BSD tar?
:> GNU tar will be kept, since some features for tape handling
:> and updating are missing in BSD tar, but the latter does a
:> better job for the normal use cases.
:I think this is a good idea as fbsd has already switched all of their
:userbase over to the bsdtar, and for the most part without any
:There have been a number of bug fixes and clean-ups' committed that we
:should import before making the switch, but other than that there is
:no reason to not go ahead and make the switch.
: Steven David Rhodus
I have reservations about changing out tar, but I do believe that
we should follow the other BSD's in this regard. I suppose it's
better to get the pain over with now (when pain is expected) then
Joerg, this might be a good place to do a symlink setup. i.e.
install gtar and bsdtar independantly and create a symlink architecture
(that can eventually be turned into a varsym architecture when we
turn varsym's on by default) for 'tar'. It would be a good preview/test
of the type of architecting we are going to have to do for package
installation and multi-versioning.