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Re: Does coreutils-6.7 'mv' support MacOSX/XCode 'MvMac' tool?

From: sci-fi
Subject: Re: Does coreutils-6.7 'mv' support MacOSX/XCode 'MvMac' tool?
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 16:14:28 -0600
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On 2007-01-10 15:20:46 -0600, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> said:

<address@hidden> wrote:
I've been running coreutils-6.7 on Darwin/MacOSX 10.4.8 ever
since it went final.  The "make check" tests that failed
probably can be explained.  Haven't seen any real problems, but
all I usually do is lots of builds of other open projects and
trying to keep up with the updates.  ;)

But I wonder about this blurb from "man MvMac":

As of Mac OS X 10.4, the mv command preserves metadata and resource forks
of files on Extended HFS volumes, so it can be used in place of MvMac.
The MvMac command will be deprecated in future versions of Mac OS X.

Are these changes inside the coreutils code already

Not unless they're somehow based on standard ACLs (hmm, that's probably
an oxymoron :).  There is no OS X-specific code in the cp/mv programs
from the coreutils package.

(has Apple submitted them up-stream and accepted)?

Not submitted.

If not, what should we
do to get ready for possibly Leopard and/or future XCodes
ditching them?

If someone has patches to add this, it might be nice to post them here.

hmmm... Apple puts some of these in /bin ... so ...
I wonder if Apple is using the FreeBSD /src/bin tree, then, rather than
configuring coreutils with --prefix=/  ... let me check on that...
if so, it may be near-impossible to sync their changes with coreutils,
y'think?  :(


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