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Re: pkg/54891: devel/arcanist do-install target uses pax with intermixed options and operands
The following reply was made to PR pkg/54891; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Michael Forney <mforney%mforney.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/54891: devel/arcanist do-install target uses pax with
intermixed options and operands
Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 14:37:40 -0800
On 2020-01-25, Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost> wrote:
> Don't use the system pax on those system. That's all.
Is there any issue with the patch I proposed? I believe rearranging
the options will only increase compatibility with other pax
implementations, and won't break compatibility with others.
POSIX says pax shall conform to the Utility Syntax Guidelines, which includes
> Guideline 9:
> All options should precede operands on the command line.
> The utilities in the Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1-2017 that
> claim conformance to these guidelines shall conform completely to these
> guidelines as if these guidelines contained the term "shall" instead of
I just checked and this is also a problem on vanilla OpenBSD, using
the defaults selected by tools.OpenBSD.mk.
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