Rolf -- I've made tarballs in the ustar format; can you give them a
On Jan 24, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Rolf Vandevaart wrote:
> Jeff Squyres wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
>>>> Automake forces v7 mode so that Solaris tar can untar the tarball,
>>> You can choose how it should behave:
>> Can Solaris untar the other formats?
> I just did a quick check on Solaris tar and GNU tar on Solaris 9 and
> It looks like Solaris tar can handle the v7,oldgnu,ustar,gnu. It
> seemed to handle the posix format, but spit out some complaints.
> (tar: ompi/PaxHeaders.19602/test_get1_mod.c~: typeflag 'x' not
> recognized, converting to regular file)
> I can dig deeper into this if we need to. From what I have read maybe
> using the ustar format will satisfy all our needs? We get the longer
> filenames and compatibility with older tars. The tar man page on
> Solaris 9 and 10 does not mention a 99 character limit, it says:
> "the filename cannot
> exceed 256 characters. In addition,
> it must be possible to split the
> name between parent directory names
> so that the prefix is no longer than
> 155 characters and the name is no
> longer than 100 characters."
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