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Re: [Bug-tar] Re: AMTAR brokenness

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Re: AMTAR brokenness
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:26:55 +0300

Alexandre Duret-Lutz <address@hidden> wrote:

>  Sergey> able to produce correct 'ustar' archives. Whatever
>  Sergey> options you give to previous versions of GNU tar, the
>  Sergey> produced archives will deviate from the standard.
> Ouch!  Is that a `will always deviate' or a `can deviate in some
> conditions (like -o does)'?

It is "will always deviate".

> So as I sees it the question is: in this conditions, will
> old-GNU-tar-without-o deviate more from ustar than
> old-GNU-tar-with-o deviates from V7?

The "distance" between the produced archive and the required
format will be almost the same in both cases. The main difference
when using -o is that archives produced with this option do not
contain symbolic ownership information (usernames/group names).


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