setup: built-in tar

Eric Christopher
Tue May 23 11:39:00 GMT 2000

DJ Delorie wrote:
> Last time I talked about this with RMS, the result was that the
> minimum requirements be that it be on the same "site" (meaning same
> machine or cluster and same protocol (ftp/http)) and available to the
> user at the time the user downloaded the binary.  I assume its
> location can't be obscured.
> Beyond that is merely convenience.
> We don't need to keep sources around on FTP in case some user who
> FTP'd a binary less than three years ago suddenly decides they need
> the sources.  That rule only applies to a 3b distribution; our ftp is
> 3a.

I should know better than to get in a conversation about this with you

Thanks for the explaination though.


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