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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] configure: Use ustar format for dist tarball



On 04/27/2012 11:02 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:59:45PM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
>> Since for stable releases, some test files were over the 99 char
>> limit for traditional tar filenames.
>>
>> Suggested by Osier here:
>> https://www.redhat.com/archives/libvir-list/2012-April/msg01435.html
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Cole Robinson <crobinso redhat com>
>> ---
>>  configure.ac |    2 +-
>>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/configure.ac b/configure.ac
>> index 89fe818..a819898 100644
>> --- a/configure.ac
>> +++ b/configure.ac
>> @@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR([build-aux])
>>  AC_CONFIG_HEADERS([config.h])
>>  AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])
>>  dnl Make automake keep quiet about wildcards & other GNUmake-isms
>> -AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([-Wno-portability])
>> +AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([-Wno-portability tar-ustar])
>>  AM_MAINTAINER_MODE([enable])
>>  
>>  # Maintainer note - comment this line out if you plan to rerun
> 
> IIRC we have discussed this before and one of the issues was that the
> format is not nearly as portable. On the other hand, any system new
> enough to have virtualization support ought to be new enough to be
> able to have support for it.

I concur - no one is complaining about building libvirt on a machine
that lacks a reasonable tar (and if they DO complain, then we can worry
about what to do at that point).

ACK.

-- 
Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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