George Boudreau georgeb at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Aug 1 16:47:19 PDT 2007

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> M.Canales.es wrote:
>> Current jhalfs-2.3 already checks for Tar-1.15 and Bash-3.0.
> Yes, but the book lists *tar-1.14* as the host prerequisite which is, I 
> think, the point Dan was trying to make.
> There's something odd here... I thought the ability to determine 
> compression types was added in tar-1.15? If jhalfs checks for tar-1.15 
> then Michael's host must have had it - and yet he still couldn't unpack 
> the archives? Makes me wonder what odd thing the Ubuntu devs did when 
> building tar.
   A while back Manuel added the ability to 'ignore' the version checks. 
This was requested so those distros that play with version text could 
still pass the sniff test. Possibly the originator of this thread did a 
'c'Enter (Continue) on an older version.
> I might try to find a copy of 'Hoary' just for kicks.
> --
> JH

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