find|sort | tar --null -T - --no-recursion -cf archive.tar
but the --no-recursion is applied at the wrong place - it must come
before the file list.
This was "fixed" in tar 1.28 (in stretch/sid):
2014-01-10 Sergey Poznyakoff <g...@gnu.org>
Fix the use of --no-recursion and --recursion options.
Each option remains in effect until cancelled by the next
of its counterpart, as stated in the documentation.
so that recipe should probably be
find|sort | tar --no-recursion --null -T - -cf archive.tar
Now let me find all packages where I applied this ...
Hmm, not that helpful ...
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