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Re: What is the minimum needed to run gtar?
On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 01:27:11PM -0400, Larry Hall wrote:
> Oh, OK. I didn't know that this was a restatement of that problem
> (<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-07/msg00932.html>). Did you try
> running tar on the affected systems with strace? Perhaps a comparison
> of the output from a machine where it's failing and the same from one
> that doesn't would provide some insight.
> Biederman, Steve wrote:
> >For a good, concise example and test case, go back to the problem I posted
> >on 7/16, titled "tar 1.13.25 runs forever and produces nothing on this
> >test case".
> >That behavior is seen on a bare Windows machine with no Cygwin installed
> >but for tar 1.13.25 and cygwin1.dll.
> >When I installed a Cygwin build environment in order to debug the problem,
> >the problem disappeared. But its easily reproduced on a bare Windows
> >Biederman, Steve wrote:
> >>I want to allow the users I support to be able to run Cygwin tar on their
> >>Windows machines.
> >>These machines have not had any Cygwin installed; they're just bare
> >>Windows machines.
> >>I provided them tar.exe and cygwin1.dll and assumed that with these, they
> >>could run
> >>Cygwin tar sucessfully. It appears that that isn't the case: machines
> >>without Cygwin installed see different behavior than machines which have
> >>it installed. (Running tar
> >>on machines without Cygwin installed creates incorrect tar archives.)
> >>What is the minimum I need to provide to a non-Cygwin Windows machine to
> >>Cygwin tar to run reliably?
This may not be apropos today ...
Several years ago I was trying something similar, get a minimum,
standalone amanda distribution. The distributed gtar was not yet
1.13.25 so I compiled my own. It needed another cygwin provided
dll besides cygwin1.dll. Sorry I don't recall which one, nor do
I know if that requirement still exists.
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