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Re: scons unhappy if tar not installed

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: scons unhappy if tar not installed
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2020 18:37:43 -0800

Yo Hal!

On Fri, 11 Dec 2020 06:40:03 -0800
Hal Murray <> wrote:

> AttributeError: 'SConsEnvironment' object has no attribute 'Tar':
>   File "/home/murray/gpsd/raw/SConstruct", line 63:
>     SConscript('SConscript',
>   File "/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/SCons/Script/",
> line 661: return method(*args, **kw)
>   File "/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/SCons/Script/",
> line 598: return _SConscript(self.fs, *files, **subst_kw)
>   File "/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/SCons/Script/",
> line 287: exec(compile(scriptdata, scriptname, 'exec'),
> call_stack[-1].globals) File
> "/home/murray/gpsd/raw/gpsd-3.21.1~dev/SConscript", line 3176: targz
> = gzenv.Tar(target + '.gz', distfiles)

tar (or gtar) are only required to make tar balls.  This is no
longer a fatal error in git head.

Never heard of a system w/o tar...

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703  Tel:+1 541 382 8588

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