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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Fwd: === CREATE FAILURE ===
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-24 17:32:57


Rolf -- I've made tarballs in the ustar format; can you give them a
whirl?

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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,
>>>> IIRC.
>>> You can choose how it should behave:
>>> <http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Options.html#tar_002dformats
>>> <http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/tar/Formats.html>
>>
>>
>> Can Solaris untar the other formats?
>>
>
> I just did a quick check on Solaris tar and GNU tar on Solaris 9 and
> 10.
> 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."
>
> Rolf
>
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems