Overwrite bsd tar

Lowell Gilbert Lowell at Be-Well.Ilk.Org
Fri Sep 23 21:51:49 UTC 2011

Esimorp E <eesimorp at yahoo.com> writes:

> [prom at pcbsd-2112] /home/prom# ls -la /usr/bin/tar
> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  6 Jul 18  2010 /usr/bin/tar -> bsdtar
> [prom at pcbsd-2112] /home/prom# ls -la /usr/local/bin/gtar
> ls: /usr/local/bin/gtar: No such file or directory
> [prom at pcbsd-2112] /home/prom# 
> Please, what would the best way to resolve this problem?

If you want gnu tar, which based on the earlier messages in this thread
I think you do, you should install it.

cd /usr/ports/archivers/gtar 
(su if necessary)
make install

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