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Re: [PATCH] change default --format from gnu to posix

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [PATCH] change default --format from gnu to posix
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2021 19:29:19 -0800
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On 12/9/21 18:40, Mike Frysinger wrote:
The posix standard has been released for over 20 years, and tar has
supported it for almost as long (at least since 2004).  The docs have
said the default will change in a future version for almost as long,
so lets finally actually switch it.

This sounds pretty abrupt. Among other things, it'll cause trouble with reproducible builds. Surely there are good reasons we've delayed switching.

If we're going to switch, it might be better to make the process more gradual and to give people more warning.

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