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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tar for the base revision

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tar for the base revision
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 14:56:33 +0900
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>>>>> "Ron" == Ron Parker <Parker> writes:

    >> From: Samuel Tardieu [mailto:address@hidden

    >> Isn't tar a poor choice for storing a base revision? I seem to
    >> recall that there is a 100 characters path limit or so in the
    >> tar format, is it still the case?

    Ron> Nope.  GNU tar seems to handle the TLA tar files just fine.

Yup, but you can't rely on other tars.  Some version of tar on Solaris
in particular still barfed on deep paths only 12 months ago.

ISTR there are other issues for BSD people, too.  Use gtar.

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