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Re: Detecting 8.3 requirement

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Detecting 8.3 requirement
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 22:08:19 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-09)

Hello Reuben,

* Reuben Thomas wrote on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 09:00:43PM CEST:
> Is there any recommended way of testing for an 8.3-limited file
> system? I have just put in a little work better to support DJGPP in
> GNU Zile (precisely the sort of target system at which Zile aims, i.e.
> resource-constrained). At the moment it still needs patching to work,
> partly because of bugs in DJGPP and autotools, but also partly because
> of the use of the ".zile" filename, which should be "_zile" on DOS. If
> there's none, is there a good check which I could make into an
> autoconf-archive macro?

While I don't have a ready-made check at hand, I think you should decide
for yourself whether you want to support LFN only or SFN also, as
defined in 'info Autoconf "File System Conventions"'.  This node also
describes several limitations that you could use to test and may need to
cater to.

Hope that helps.


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