[tex-live] Bug report - tl-install fails on Solaris due to tar assumptions
Andre van Eyssen
andre at purplecow.org
Tue Jun 30 02:43:37 CEST 2009
On Mon, 29 Jun 2009, Karl Berry wrote:
> I don't know what the answer is, if we can create a "POSIX" archive
> which has an alternate means of handling long names. If POSIX doesn't
> support >100 chars, I guess we'll just have to require GNU tar.
It's ugly, but perhaps cpio? That gives longer than 100 chars without
requiring any additional software. Downside is it would be quite a heavy
change to the installer for a single package, upside is it would be handy
for platforms with no bundled GNU tar (AIX, for example).
> I'm surprised it hasn't come up before.
There tends to be an assumption in a lot of open source circles now that
all the world is Linux/x86/gcc. As I understand it, the kids today see
using UNIX as a little curmudgeonly.
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