nALFS and Busybox

James Robertson jwrober at
Wed Sep 10 10:18:58 PDT 2003

Joerg W Mittag wrote:
> So, if you think that 99,9% of all Linux distributions is portable
> enough, then use -z and -j. And you can probably satisfy most of the
> other 0,1% where tar is a POSIX tar by checking for the existence of a
> gtar executable.
Could we use the configure script to look for these things and then make 
compile time changes so that we handle all those variants?

This would probably be a code and file change.


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