[gmx-developers] AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE(tar-ustar)

David van der Spoel spoel at xray.bmc.uu.se
Mon Jul 21 21:41:14 CEST 2008

Roland Schulz wrote:
> Hi,
> why is the tar-ustar paremeter used in configure.ac <http://configure.ac>?
> Occording to the automake Options documentation this ustar is only 
> required for filenames longer than 99 characters. All files are shorter. 
> Thus the default should be OK. The advantage is that without ustar it 
> works also with older versions of automake. The rest is compatible.

Isn't this necessary for long paths?
If you go src/gmxlib/nonbonded/etc. you may get to 99
But removing it and running make distcheck will tell us whether it works...

> Roland
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