configure's tar ustar test can fail on Solaris

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jul 12 07:43:56 CEST 2006

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 17:53, David Shaw said:

>>   $_mytar -cf - conftest.txt | ( strings || cat ) | grep -q ustar
> Does cat actually solve the problem here?  If the problem is that Sun

No, but the grep won't fail, although it won't return a correct
result.  The important thing here is to make sure that configure
works; the autoconf manual as a couple of hints although it doesn't
ntell that sed does not need to work on binary files.



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