[Mono-devel-list] make distcheck problems

IT2003_1: Morenz, Tino TinoMorenz at ba-glauchau.de
Tue Aug 2 11:44:36 EDT 2005

>This is the reason.  The 'false' above should be something like:
> tar cf - $tardir
>Looks like the 'tar' program installed on your system is not a GNU tar
>that supports the 'ustar' format.
>- Hari

Thanks for the quick response,

I am using GNU tar, but it is version 1.13 which seems rather outdated.
I got little confused by this issue now because for version 1.13 I found the following info:
>GNU `tar' [1.13] implements an early draft of the POSIX 1003.1 `ustar
>standard which is different from the final standard.This will be
>progressively corrected over the incoming few years.
And for 1.14
>Added support for POSIX.1-2001 and ustar archive formats

So it seems that my 'tar' simply supports a wrong version of 'ustar'.

Is there any way to work around this problem? (I also have 'pax' but it supports POSIX Std 1003.1-1988 and not POSIX.1-2001)

Thanks again,


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