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Re: [Denemo-devel] tar 99 char exceded by actions dir

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] tar 99 char exceded by actions dir
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2010 16:56:34 +0000

On Sat, 2010-01-23 at 09:49 -0600, Jeremiah Benham wrote:
> Ok. Thanks for posting this. I am getting warnings from tar when  
> running make dist. I also the files not included in the tarbal that  
> gave me the warnings. 

presumably the tar is not the most recent, or, more likely, is by
default running in some compatibility mode. I guess we just inherit the
incatation for the invocation of tar from standard templates? Maybe they
were inherited a long time ago?
The worst case is if this limitation is still the norm today - even
worse some filesystems may restrict the path length. If any of this is
the case we will have some work to do.

What I quoted is the current documentation for gnu tar. But I noticed it
referred to earlier things which had already left that restriction
behind. So, I rather doubt it is that you have an old version, but
perhaps it runs by default in some restrictive mode.
Nils - could you try to gub the version with the deep menus (this is the
master I presume, Jeremiah?) and see if the mingw environment has this

If you can look into this stuff, I can make a start on the MIDI playback
cursor stuff, as I think I have finished everything else now.


> I will have to look into this somehow. If tar  
> has no such limit why is it doing this?
> Jeremiah
> On Jan 23, 2010, at 7:5AM, Richard Shann <address@hidden>  
> wrote:
> >> From the gnu tar website:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Archive format defined by POSIX.1-2001 specification. This is the most
> > flexible and feature-rich format. It does not impose any  
> > restrictions on
> > file sizes or file name lengths.
> >
> > So I think we should be ok with suitable software?
> >
> > Richard
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 2010-01-23 at 07:25 -0600, Jeremiah Benham wrote:
> >> tar has a limit of 99 characters per file. This is a problem  
> >> because some dir in actions go deep enough to exceed this. We need  
> >> to start thinking of a new solution.
> >>
> >> Jeremiah
> >>
> >>
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