[Libreoffice] [PATCH] bsdtar works as fine as gnu tar

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at freebsd.org
Tue Feb 1 09:18:50 PST 2011

2011/2/1 Nguyen Vu Hung <vuhung16plus at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On FreeBSD we use bsdtar (libarchive) and from my testings it works
>> great with libreoffice (no regression compared to gnu tar)
>> here is an attempt to allow checking for both bsdtar and gnu tar in
>> configure (against build git repository)
> A person who tries to compile LibO *is* a programmer++.
> So, to make things simple, let's force user having GNU tar, not BSD tar.
> GNU tar can be installed on BSD as well as other non-Linux OSes.
> I am use we don't want too much checking in configure.in in order to
> make LibO support more platforms.
> --
> Best Regards,
> Nguyen Hung Vu [aka: NVH] ( in Vietnamese: Nguyễn Vũ Hưng )
> vuhung16plus{remove}@gmail.dot.com , YIM: vuhung16 , Skype: vuhung16plus

Seriously why not supporting bsdtar? It has a great effort is made to
make it gnu compatible in fact compatible with the largest possible
set of archive formats.
All the testing I have done with bsd tar shows it performs at least as
well as gnu tar.

The patch is minimalistic and works. it is not as if it added 10+
lines of cryptic code.


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