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[Help-tar] Re: tar + lbzip2

From: Bdale Garbee
Subject: [Help-tar] Re: tar + lbzip2
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 13:30:16 -0600

On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 16:18 +0200, ERSEK Laszlo wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Paul Wise wrote:
> > Talk to the upstream tar maintainers about ways to make tar detect if
> > lbzip2 is available and use it instead of bzip2.
> Please join the conversation under [0], I believe I'm no further qualified 
> to talk on behalf of Debian.
> In my understanding, the following ideas have emerged until now, listed in 
> decreasing order of preference of Sergey Poznyakoff, the GNU tar 
> maintainer (ie. top entry is most preferred):
> [0]
> [1]
> [2]

As the maintainer of the Debian packaging of tar, I'm ok with Sergey's
proposal in [0].

But, sigh, I struggle to refrain from going too far into grumpy old man
mode, pining away for the days when we all knew how to, and were willing
to, use '|'... and tar was a much simpler beast.


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