did tar(1) loose xz compression support in 11?

Tim Kientzle tim at kientzle.com
Wed Aug 27 02:10:09 UTC 2014

On Aug 26, 2014, at 11:05 AM, Chris H <bsd-lists at bsdforge.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I'm currently testing 11. My build / install is from about 2 days ago.
> I generally use xz compression, when creating archives. But when I
> attempt the following:
> tar -cvJ --options xz:9 -f ./archive-name.tar.xz ./file
> it returns the following:
> tar: Undefined option: `xz:9'
> This has always worked in previous versions. Has the syntax changed,
> and the man(1) pages just haven't caught up?

I can’t see any evidence in libarchive’s source that this ever worked.

However, there was some work done recently to improve error reporting from the options processor.  It’s quite possible that —options xz:9 used to just be ignored and now it’s reporting an error.


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