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

From: Tim Kientzle <tim_at_kientzle.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:10:00 -0700
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 canít see any evidence in libarchiveís source that this ever worked.

However, there was some work done recently to improve error reporting from the options processor.  Itís quite possible that óoptions xz:9 used to just be ignored and now itís reporting an error.

Tim
Received on Wed Aug 27 2014 - 00:10:09 UTC

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