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Re: tar bootstrap goodies that are not in gnulib bootstrap

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: tar bootstrap goodies that are not in gnulib bootstrap
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:02:51 +0700

Hi Paul,

On 25 Oct 2010, at 11:35, Paul Eggert wrote:
> When we used the latest gnulib bootstrap with GNU tar,
> it turns out that we lost some functionality that was in the GNU
> tar bootstrap.  Sergey caught this just before GNU tar 1.24
> was released.  The missing functionality has to do with tar's
> need for paxutils as well as for gnulib.
> Gary, can you please look into that with respect with
> your proposed replacement to the bootstrap script?
> Thanks.
> Here's the commit containing the patch that we needed to
> apply to gnulib bootstrap to get it to work again with GNU tar:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/tar.git/commit/?id=983113b140dbb540923a3112fa27e9f508ff70c5

As long as the tip of master in tar.git contains a working bootstrap process, 
I'll factor anything not handled by my replacement bootstrap into tar's 
bootstrap.conf.  Actually, most of the reason for rewriting is to offer the 
flexibility to be able to do exactly this without needing to fork and/or patch 
gnulib bootstrap proper.

I'm still very short on hacking time though, so it'll be a week or more until I 
get to look at this.

Gary V. Vaughan (address@hidden)

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