devel/make-tarball broken

Matthew Selsky Matthew.Selsky at
Thu Dec 15 21:07:16 UTC 2022

On Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 03:39:29PM -0800, James Browning via devel wrote:

> 'Do not apply transform to symbolic link targets' [1] Which I
> got from googling 'gnu tar transform' IIRC. It is also a
> gnuism, but I do not see a portable transform type option as
> tar on macOS uses -s and some BSDs seem to lack even that.

I'll take a look this weekend about using "gtar" on macos so we get the GNU semantics.

> > I added PIVOT.h last Jan 29, so this has been broken for almost a year.
> > 
> > Is gitlab running option-tester weekly or monthly?   Can it test make-tarball 
> > too?
> I don't think we need a bunch of runners testing devel/make-tarball,
> one should be sufficient. 

Agreed. We don't need cross-platform compatibility at this time.

> > Matt:
> >   I have updated PIVOT.h
> >   Is testing make-tarball on Mark's list?
> >     (before doing the mechanics of the release)
> despite not being Matt...
> no, but it's called in devel/release before any repo changes
> are made.

Thanks, James!


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