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Re: [PATCH] more portable bootstrap procedure

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] more portable bootstrap procedure
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 13:09:10 +0100

Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello Jim,
> I know bootstrap isn't meant to necessarily be portable.  But it's just
> so much more comfortable to be able to use a git tree also on non-GNU
> systems, that e.g. have GNU tools installed with a 'g' program prefix
> (in this case, FreeBSD).
> There is one question I have on this: coreutils requires 'tar', my patch
> will allow $TAR as GNU tar.  However, Automake's macros will honor
> $AMTAR only, not $TAR.  Is this where tar is used, or are there other
> instances I am not aware of?  If yes, should I fix check_versions to
> check $AMTAR instead of $TAR?

Thanks, Ralf.
Whichever you prefer is fine with me.  I use neither.
The rest of those changes look fine and passed a smoke test,
so I'll push it (but without the Signed-off-by line) unless
you want to make further changes.

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