Overwrite bsd tar

Esimorp E eesimorp at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 17:25:30 UTC 2011

Hi Bernt,

Thank you for your reply. I had similar concern as well but I really needed the globus toolkit and wouldn't mind if its the only that works on the system.

--- On Fri, 9/23/11, Bernt Hansson <bah at bananmonarki.se> wrote:

From: Bernt Hansson <bah at bananmonarki.se>
Subject: Re: Overwrite bsd tar
To: "Damien Fleuriot" <ml at my.gd>
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Date: Friday, September 23, 2011, 1:58 PM

2011-09-23 14:07, Damien Fleuriot skrev:
> On 9/23/11 2:04 PM, Bernt Hansson wrote:
>> 2011-09-23 13:25, Esimorp E skrev:
>>> I would be grateful if anyone could help me out on how to overwrite
>>> bsd tar with Gnu tar.
>> Thats not a good idea. If you want to use gnu tar then gtar is the
>> command for you. Or copy tar to tar.bsd and make a symlink tar>  gtar.
> Even worse, what's going to happen when some BSD specific software tries
> to pass BSD specific options to gnutar ?

A lot of unexpected things, that's the reason I wrote it wasn't a good idea.

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