nALFS and Busybox

Neven Has haski at sezampro.yu
Sat Sep 13 09:22:45 PDT 2003

On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 12:18:58PM -0500, James Robertson wrote:
> Joerg W Mittag wrote:
> >So, if you think that 99,9% of all Linux distributions is portable
> >enough, then use -z and -j. And you can probably satisfy most of
> >the other 0,1% where tar is a POSIX tar by checking for the
> >existence of a gtar executable.
> >
> Could we use the configure script to look for these things and then
> make compile time changes so that we handle all those variants?
> This would probably be a code and file change.

Maybe an option in .nALFSrc would be better, without the need to
recompile the program if something changes?

Although we could still add that check in configure, to find the
default value.


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