[stgt] [PATCH] Get "make tarball" working on legacy platforms

FUJITA Tomonori fujita.tomonori at lab.ntt.co.jp
Tue Oct 6 13:54:20 CEST 2009

On Tue,  6 Oct 2009 12:44:13 +0200
Florian Haas <florian.haas at linbit.com> wrote:

> Here's one thing I missed while testing my Makefile patches: some
> older platforms, notably CentOS 5.3, come with a tar utility that
> misses the --transform option, so "make tarball" breaks on those. This
> patch changes the tarball target so it can do without transform. It
> does a rather ugly cp -r now, though.
> Sorry for not noticing this sooner.
> Cheers,
> Florian
> Florian Haas (1):
>   Top-level Makefile: do not use --transform when invoking tar
>  Makefile |    7 +++++--
>  1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

I'm not sure if `make tarball` is useful. I don't use it so it's not
my problem but I don't want to support something that doesn't work

For example, `make tarball` creates useless tarball for me:

fujita at viola:~/git/tgt$ tar tjf tgt-0.9.9.tar.bz2 |head

Everyone has other files for other reasons. I don't think that `make
tarball` is a good idea.

You complained that git-archive handles only files in a git tree but
it should not be a problem. You have your own git tree so git-archive
should create a nice tarball for you.
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