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Re: [HACKERS] doc troubles.

From: darrenk(at)insightdist(dot)com (Darren King)
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] doc troubles.
Date: 1998-03-03 14:56:04
Message-ID: 9803031456.AA29826@ceodev (view raw or flat)
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> > > > What version of tar understands how to ungzip a .gz file?
> > > >
> > > > Is this what the 'z' flag is for?
> > >
> > >       gnu tar supports the 'z' flag to uncompress and untar at the same
> > > time...
> >
> > This sucks.  As a group that seems to not like GNU (or at least their
> > license), we require enough of their tools to compile/install postgres.
> >
> > Off to see the wizard at the gnu ftp site...
> 
> Quit whining and send in some patches :) I hacked those makefiles at the end
> of a 10 hour push to get the docs wrapped up. The best thing that could be
> said for them is that they seemed to work on my machine (and I guess on
> postgresql.org now that I think about it).

I didn't send patches since I wasn't sure if you were still working on it.

Something like "gzip -dc file.tar.gz | tar -xvf -" uncompress' it in place.
I'll play around with -C to move it around.

> Could we just replace the "tar zxf" with "uncompress ... | tar xf"? Does
> anyone else have a strong opinion on (or experience with) makefiles for the
> postgres distribution who want to help Darren get out from under the gnu
> usage??

I don't really have a problem with gnu stuff, but the machine that I put
postgres on is a development machine here for other folks too.  Also used
for the src for our product line.  I can't just go drop in a new tar or
what not...

Darren

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