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

From: Jeremiah Benham
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] tar 99 char exceded by actions dir
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 07:34:49 -0600

What you expected is exactly what is happening. I will push a fix to this when I am able.


On Jan 23, 2010, at 10:56 AM, Richard Shann <address@hidden> wrote:

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?


On Jan 23, 2010, at 7:5AM, Richard Shann <address@hidden>

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?


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.


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