[Rubygems-developers] Handling of tar files....

Jim Weirich jim at weirichhouse.org
Wed Jul 27 13:07:26 EDT 2005

Hugh Sasse said:
> AFAICS rubygems assumes that tar is gnu tar.

Actually, it is rake that assumes this, and only the package task at that.

I'm willing to accept patches to Rake's package task to support (i) tar
commands called something other than "tar" or located elsewhere in the
path, or (2) option to user Tar::Minitar (or whatever it is called).

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