Overwrite bsd tar

Esimorp E eesimorp at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 11:38:09 UTC 2011

Dear all,

I tried installing GridFTP on Freebsd, had errors which a user group said is due to bsd tar and I downloaded and installed Gnu tar which is required but the command 'tar --version' still show bsd tar as the default. Tried using package and encountered error as shown below.

[prom at pcbsd-2112] ~> tar --version
bsdtar 2.7.0 - libarchive 2.7.0
[prom at pcbsd-2112] ~> su
[prom at pcbsd-2112] /home/prom# pkg_add -r tar
Error: Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.1-release/Latest/tar.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.1-release/Latest/tar.tbz' by URL

I would be grateful if anyone could help me out on how to overwrite bsd tar with Gnu tar.

Best Regards,

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