andy thomas <> wrote:

> I've tended to use GNU tar on Solaris as apparently there was a bug in the 
> Solaris version of tar from very log ago where it would not extract files 
> properly from tarfiles created on non-Solaris systems. Maybe this 
> long-standing bug has been fixed at last?

This is a result from the fact that GNU tar does not create tar archives.

GNU tar is a real problem with respect to interoperability.

star works on any OS and is standard compliant.


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