[Xfce4-commits] CVS: xfce4/xfwm4-themes/themes/gorilla Makefile.am, 1.3, 1.4 Makefile.in, 1.7, 1.8

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Sun Apr 25 10:02:51 CEST 2004

On Sun, 25 Apr 2004 07:59:28 +0200
Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at xfce.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 23:32, Moritz Heiber wrote:
> > As for Lunar Linux and many other distributions there is no 'pax' 
> > module/application yet but there is tar on almost any box I can
> > imagine. 
> > I'd really like to see that 'pax' requirement to be removed to make 
> > future Xfce packages are going to work out on _any_ system they are 
> > installed on.
> tar restores the user/group when running as root, which is not a good
> solution because you would end up with files belonging to users
> installed in the root tree.
> Then, one could use GNU tar which has an option to avoid this, but
> it's
> not compatible with other tar (Solaris, Aix, prolly BSD tar, etc.).
> Using that option would then add a requirement on GNU tar.
> Welcome to the wonderfull world of UNIX fragmentation.

Considering that no-one else uses pax and as a consequence many people
will not have it installed, are you sure it's worth the trouble? I never
felt the install of xfwm4 was too slow. What exactly do you gain by
using it?


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