httpd-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "David Reid" <dr...@jetnet.co.uk>
Subject Re: binbuild.sh favors GNU tar
Date Sun, 24 Nov 2002 20:37:38 GMT
+1 from me.

david
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilfredo Sánchez" <wsanchez@mit.edu>
To: "Apache HTTPD Developers" <dev@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 8:18 PM
Subject: binbuild.sh favors GNU tar


>    binbuild.sh seems to prefer gtar to tar for archiving.  This doesn't
> actually happen on Mac OS X because on Darwin, it's 'gnutar', not
> 'gtar'.
>
>    This is trivial to fix, except that I'd rather not use GNU tar if I
> don't have to.  The reason being that GNU tar generates
> non-POSIX-compliant tar archives, which when unpacked with POSIX tar
> potentially gives you a bogus @LongLink directory.  I'd rather use a
> POSIX tar program which both POSIX tar and GNU tar can unpack properly.
>   The only drawback there is if we have really long path names, POSIX
> tar craps out where GNU tar doesn't.  I don't think we have really long
> path names, though.
>
>    So does anyone object if I un-favor GNU tar?
>
>    Looks like the real reason we favor it is to use the -z option
> instead of having to run gzip after the fact.  Running gzip in a pipe
> chain would do as well, though.
>
> -wsv
>
>


Mime
View raw message