Re: [PATCH] Change to ustar for filenames >99 length

On Monday 18 August 2008, Michael Biebl wrote:
> I'd update the AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE macro to specifiy the minimum
> required version:
> AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.9 subdir-objects tar-ustar])
> This way, people using autoreconf (instead of ./ won't be
> bitten.

You are right, I did not think about that. I hope someone with the 
necessary privileges can make that change.

> Btw, why is automake 1.9 required? I couldn't find this requirement
> in the upstream automake documentation (but maybe I simply didn't
> look close enough)

The documentation does not reflect in which versions this feature was 
introduced. Older info pages (I checked 1.7.9) do not list this 
feature, however. You can also find it in the 1.9 release announcement: gnu org/msg11636.html


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