diff - GNU og BSD ?

David Cuthbert dacut at kanga.org
Wed Feb 18 21:50:12 PST 2004

Matthew Dillon wrote:
    We're sticking with gnu tar as default.  Regardless of how well or badly
    it follows the standards it is still basically the defacto standard
    and any platform worth it's salt will have it.
Just a point of reference; I'm not proposing that we cater to this:

The Solaris version of tar, sadly, does choke on a fair number of GNU 
tar archives.  Or maybe just the ones we send to our customers. :-)

(Note, also, that these machines are so barren it's unbelievable.  vi, 
no vim or xemacs, years of Solaris security/functionality patches 
ignored, /usr/openwin missing a number of basic libraries and headers... 


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