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Re: Automake and new tar

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Automake and new tar
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 22:35:48 +1100

On Thu, 2004-11-25 at 21:59 +0100, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller
> Hi Automake hackers,
> I am maintainer of a GNOME  module called gnome-themes-extras containing
> a set of metathemes for the GNOME desktop. After upgrading my distro I
> have been unable to 'make dist' gnome-themes-extras on Fedora due to tar
> complaining:
> tar: gnome-themes-extras-0.8.0/Gorilla/icons/scalable/mimetypes/gnome-
> mime-application-vnd.sun.xml.impress.svg: file name is too long (max
> 99); not dumped
> I was told today that the problem is that the new tar actually follows
> the spec for the method that automake wants to use. So automake needs to
> be fixed to not use the -o option to tar. 
> Is this a known problem, is there some bugzilla somewhere I can
> report this? Anyone know if/when a release which handles this is planed?

Apologies if I missed someone answering this, but its hitting us
(squid-cache) as well,  we can no longer do a make dist on up-to-date


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