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Re: Default tar revisited

From: Peter Avalos <pavalos@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 19:28:09 -0700
Mail-followup-to: users@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:53:28PM -0400, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> On Mon, September 18, 2006 8:19 pm, Peter Avalos wrote:
> > Since I upgraded to the newest version of bsdtar, I figure that it's a
> > good time to revisit the default tar discussion from May 2005.  What do
> > people think about switching to bsdtar so we don't need to maintain
> > multiple tars?
> >
> > Here's the May 2005 thread:
> > http://leaf.dragonflybsd.org/mailarchive/users/2005-05/msg00009.html
> Gets my vote to change.  In a lazy bit of local benchmarking, my system
> sees bsdtar running slightly faster.
> bsdtar doesn't appear to handle tape (yet), but I don't know how much of
> an issue that is right now, and tape backup seems to be experiencing a
> slow fade, in any case...

Looks like the other BSDs have already made the change, and gtar is still
available in pkgsrc.

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