Debian Bug report logs - #701029
O: dds2tar -- Tools for using DDS features of DAT drives with GNU tar

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:27:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: O: dds2tar -- Tools for using DDS features of DAT drives with GNU tar
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:23:16 -0700
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Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

This package dates from the tar 1.11 era, and basically provides a
mechanism for allowing GNU tar to use the fast seek command that's part
of DAT (DDS) tape drives.  This is very handy if you need to restore a
file from the middle of a tape.

The package was always annoying to maintain, and when I stopped using a
DDS drive some years ago I stopped paying much attention to it.  I
debated just asking for it to be removed from the archive, but decided
to orphan it instead in case there's someone out there with a DDS drive
still in routine use who would like to keep this going.

Bdale

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