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

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] error handling and exit code (patch for tar-1.20/1.21)
Date: Sun, 09 Aug 2009 11:42:23 +0300

Solar Designer <address@hidden> ha escrit:

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

Yes, it is already available from ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu.  Please,
download it instead of patching 1.22. 

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

It does not include files which are taken from other projects (gnulib and
paxutils) and files which are generated automatically during the bootstrap.

> What is your recommended way to build tar from git?

The git sources must be "bootstrapped" first.  This process and
prerequisites to it are described in detail in the file README-hacking.


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