Michael J. Lynch mlynch at gcom.com
Thu Aug 2 05:46:07 PDT 2007

George Boudreau wrote:
> 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

Nope, until just now I didn't know that ('c') could be done

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