[gmx-developers] AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE(tar-ustar)

Axel Kohlmeyer akohlmey at cmm.chem.upenn.edu
Mon Jul 21 21:17:16 CEST 2008

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Roland Schulz wrote:

RS> Hi,

hi roland,
RS> why is the tar-ustar paremeter used in configure.ac?
RS> Occording to the automake Options documentation this ustar is only required
RS> for filenames longer than 99 characters. All files are shorter. Thus the

nope. filenames here mean "path"names, i.e. filenames _with_ directory 
and the assembly include files will be cut off with 99 chars.

RS> default should be OK. The advantage is that without ustar it works also with
RS> older versions of automake. The rest is compatible.

if i remember correctly the margin is very small and i've been 
able to work around by renaming the package to gmx or so.


RS> Roland

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