Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3835 closed task (fixed)

Increase minimum tar version

Reported by: chris@… Owned by: lfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.8
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


I believe the book's suggested minimum tar version should be bumped to 1.22, as that is the first version with support for xz. Generally I know that we shouldn't really worry about this, as the user should know how to unpack tarballs, but the book does have explicit commands for untarring GMP/MPFR/MPC in Chapter 5 GCC, and 2 of those are in xz format.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 8 years ago

OK, it will be in the next commit.

It really shouldn't come up very often though since tar 1.18 is pretty old (2007) and even 1.22 is from 2009. Few people will be trying to build LFS from a system that has such and old version of tar and I suspect they will have some other version related problems too.

comment:2 by Armin, 8 years ago

I supported an user on IRC building on RHEL 5, which is from 2007. He ran into an issue when building Glibc, which uses --enable-kernel=2.6.32 and failed to build anything in gcc pass2 and later. RHEL 5 uses 2.6.18 kernel.

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed at revision 10944.

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