At tape archives, at least.
Someone at Sun has packaged up Sun Studio 12 using GNU tar, leading to
pain fun when trying to install on a stock Solaris 10 system. There are many of errors like:
tar: ././@LongLink: typeflag 'L' not recognized, converting to regular file x ././@LongLink, 116 bytes, 1 tape blocks x install-sparc-S2/java-sparc-S2/packages/SUNWj5dmo/reloc/jdk/instances/jdk1.5.0/demo/applets/ArcTest, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
And then finally:
tar: directory checksum error
GNU tar, installed from the excellent Sun Freeware, handles LongLinks just fine. I am amused by the part where Sun-provided files cannot be handled by Sun-provided tools.
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