Default tar for 1.3 and later

David Rhodus sdrhodus at
Tue May 3 05:15:15 PDT 2005

On 5/3/05, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg at 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.
> Joerg

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
                                            <drhodus at xxxxxxxxxxx>

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