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Re: avoid buggy AIX 5.3 cp -R.

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: avoid buggy AIX 5.3 cp -R.
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:33:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-08-04)

* Stefano Lattarini wrote on Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 02:09:27PM CET:
> On Saturday 22 January 2011, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > It might be possible to rework the distdir rule to use maybe
> >   tar cBf - files | (cd $(distdir) && tar xf -)
> > 
> > but that opens up its own set of problems (are ACLs copied? is the
> > sub-second time stamp handling the same as that of cp?) I'm not eager
> > to pursue this unless we see a real-life bug report from somebody who
> > needs it to work on AIX.
> >
> FWIW, I agree it's better to go with the workaround in the testsuite,
> especially because, as you said, the bug has been fixed in the latest
> AIX version(s) (which I hope means it's also regression-tested, and
> won't represent itself easily).
> If someone really needs to do a "make dist" on an older AIX, he could
> anyway install some version of GNU cp, no?

Yep, sure.

Thanks, pushed,

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