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Re: [Bug-tar] error handling and exit code (patch for tar-1.20/1.21)

From: Solar Designer
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] error handling and exit code (patch for tar-1.20/1.21)
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 03:43:42 +0400
User-agent: Mutt/

Hi Sergey,

On Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 08:00:21PM +0300, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> Current git master implements the functionality proposed by your
> posting on 2009-03-29.  It is partially based on your patch.

Thank you for taking care of this!

> The new behavior is as follows:

Sounds good to me.

> Would you please test it and inform me if it needs any further
> improvements?

I'd like to test it by updating the Owl-current package of tar to this
version, then deploying it on a few systems.  To do this, I'd prefer to
create a patch against the 1.22 release.  I've just tried the following:

lftpget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/tar-1.22.tar.bz2
tar xjf tar-1.22.tar.bz2
git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/tar.git
cd tar
git diff -r release_1_22 > ../tar-1.22-up-20090808.diff
cd ../tar-1.22
yes n | patch -p1 < ../tar-1.22-up-20090808.diff &> ../patchlog

...and I don't like some of what I see in "patchlog", which includes
some rejects on changes to Makefile.am's.  Of course, I could fix this
manually, then regenerate the patch, but I feel that I am doing
something wrong.  Any suggestions?

Also, is tar.git even complete?  It appears to be missing some libs
found in tar releases.

What is your recommended way to build tar from git?

In fact, would you possibly make the planned(?) 1.22.90 alpha release now?

Thanks again,


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