On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 14:55 -0400, bulia byak wrote:
> configure.ac:12: option `tar-pax' not recognized
> what do I have to upgrade?
Yes, automake. Sorry, I forgot to mention that to the list. I update
the configure scripts to use the POSIX format. This requires a newer
version of automake than 1.7.
Now, the reason that I did this is because I found out that our previous
tars were in a works format, gnu. If you don't specify the tar format
automake will use the default format for your tar program, which for me
was gnu -- I imagine it has been for years. But, the gnu version of
tar, while having nice features, is non-standard. So, in point, it
seems that going to POSIX is an upgrade, and allows for longer