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Re: [PATCH] fix GCC 8 compile error

From: Christian Schoenebeck
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix GCC 8 compile error
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2021 18:26:23 +0200

On Samstag, 18. September 2021 17:29:15 CEST Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 9/18/21 4:18 AM, Christian Schoenebeck wrote:
> > this patch is just needed if you care that tar does no longer compile on
> > a substantial amount of systems out there.
> Tar releases should compile just fine on these systems, so the patch is
> not needed for them.
> You're building from Git not from a tar release, so as mentioned in
> README-hacking some extra steps are needed. I installed the attached
> patch to document an extra step that is needed on some older platforms.
> This should address your problem in a better way.

Yes, I am building from git. And apparently this compile error will retain in 
the next release tarball.

Maintainers not "bothering" about compile errors means n people having to 
bother for them instead. Be it distro maintainers, or even end users who might 
not even able to resolve them by themselves.

Best regards,
Christian Schoenebeck

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