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Re: Detecting 8.3 requirement

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Re: Detecting 8.3 requirement
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:16:40 +0100

2009/8/11 Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden>:
> 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.

Thanks for the pointer, which indeed seems to give enough material to
detect LFN/SFN, which is a good starting point.

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