guntar missing on Mac OS X Maverics

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Oct 23 16:42:38 PDT 2013

On Oct 23, 2013, at 13:32, sierkb at wrote:

> Looking at, GNU tar in fact IS part of OSX 10.9, but under a new location.

> So, the new install_Prefix of gnu tar is /usr/local, the binary is /usr/local/bin/gnutar, the libs in /usr/local/lib and so on...
> AND there is a Symlink from /usr/local/bin/gnutar -> /usr/bin/gnutar

No, certainly Apple has not installed /usr/local/bin/gnutar, nor anything else in /usr/local. /usr/local is a location where users may install their own software (though, when using MacPorts, they should not do so). Apple does not ship anything in /usr/local, not on Mavericks, not on previous OS X versions.

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