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

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 1 12:13:23 PST 2011

Hi *,

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM, Nguyen Vu Hung <vuhung16plus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> 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.

I completely disagree. Mac doesn't use gnu-tar by default either, and
the code doesn't make use of gnu-specific features.

It is just with the bashisms in preparation scripts - they get added
because people are not aware, not because it is required.

Same for cp command.


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