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From: Brian Barrett (brbarret_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-27 10:56:09

On Aug 27, 2005, at 10:49 AM, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:

>> From a recent ChangeLog entry:
> | Part 1 of 2 of a commit to reduce filenames in the romio component
> | (because we kept bumping up against the max filename limit in "tar"
> | when making tarballs, especially if the version number got long).
> If you can allow to limit developers to Automake >= 1.9, you should be
> able to use longer file names by selecting a different tar format than
> tar-v7, e.g., tar-pax or tar-ustar. Automake docs suggest that ustar
> should be widely usable, in contrast to the rather recent but POSIX
> pax
> format. ustar does not have the length limit.
> If you want to stick to tar-v7, you might want to check out the
> "filename-length-max=99" Automake option to tell you about long names
> right away.

The changes really weren't a big deal, and only happened in one place
where (IMHO) Jeff got a little overboard with making really long file
names ;). Now I don't have to type as much when I go to maintain
those files...