configure's tar ustar test can fail on Solaris

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Jul 11 13:59:23 CEST 2006

On Sun, Jul 09, 2006 at 10:12:41AM +1200, Mark Davies wrote:
> The grep on Solaris has difficulty with binary files so may not detect
> the "ustar" in the output of tar during the configure test for tar 
> speaking USTAR.  The below patch fixes by passing the output through
> strings first.

Thanks!  All fixed.


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