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From "David Delbecq (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] (MDEP-447) Add option to use native tar executable to unpack
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:29:10 GMT


David Delbecq commented on MDEP-447:

What is your idea of "native tar"? GNU tar? Helwet Packard tar? Darwin's BSD tar? Solaris
tar? star? And for each of those, which version? Some command line parameters have evolved
over time. Some maven users (like me) are still running on quite old infrastructures. :)

How do you plan to test compatibility and consistent behaviour with all those versions?
How do you plan to reserve softlink under windows? 
I don't see how speed can be an issue, have you cases where .tar building is so slow that
it takes more time than running your unit tests? 

IMHO, if you need in some cases to resort to a specific native software, use the exec plugin
to run it.

> Add option to use native tar executable to unpack
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: MDEP-447
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Dependency Plugin
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: unpack, unpack-dependencies
>    Affects Versions: 2.8
>            Reporter: Dan Tran
> This method is faster and reserve softlinks

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