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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] port to non-POSIX systems

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] port to non-POSIX systems
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 11:34:43 +1100

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 10:54, Andy Tai wrote:
> Hi, I am just curious what external tools does tla
> depend on (if any)?  I look through the source briefly
> and did not see obvious calls to external tools, but
> supposely arch makes use of GNU diff, GNU patch and
> GNU tar?
> Just wonder what would be any major barriers in making
> tla working on a non-POSIX environment (say MS
> Windows, natively, not Cygwin).

The relative paucity of the native toolkit.
1) tla's configure script requires a posix shell.
2) You'll need to write unicode, \\?\ prefixed path using code to
prevent exceeding path lengths.
3) You'll need similarly ported patch, tar, diff and gzip programs.


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