Subject: Re: GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX and bootstrap
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/20/2003 09:55:30
On Mon, 20 Jan 2003, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> When bootstrapping on non-NetBSD systems, we determine if pax is needed,
> and if so build and install it as well as specifying GTAR in the
> mk.conf.example file as ${PREFIX}/bin/tar.
> Am I correct assuming that this should be
> ${PREFIX}/bin/${GNU_PROGAM_PREFIX}tar or am I overlooking something?

I think that would be too confusing (if I understand you correctly).

gtar is the real GNU Tar. pax should never be installed named "gtar".
(Assuming default "g" for GNU_PROGRAM_PREFIX.)

   Jeremy C. Reed