Unpacking .bz2

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Fri Jul 7 10:36:52 PDT 2000


+-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at linuxfromscratch.org)-[07.07.00 18:50]:
> >     if you're building an LFS system, you might want to consider grabbing
> > the tar patch, which is at the bzip2 home page.
> > (http://sourceware.cygnus.com/bzip2, IIRC.)
> 
> I can't consider this for the book though. I just cannot assume that
> everybody has this kind of patch'ed tar version, so I revert back to
> assuming original software is being used (every distribution uses their
> own little patches and it's hard to take all of them into account). But
> adding the patch for the LFS tar version can be considered. Is there
> anybody here who would object against such a patch and would rather just
> keep using the original software? I can always mention the patch in the
> book and let the reader decide wether to use it or not.

I like the idea of having it. (My SuSE got -I - didn't know that it
was a patched tar).

Does anyone know why it is not part of gnu-tar?

     Balu
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