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Re: EXTRACT_USING improvements: a concrete proposal
I've pushed my changes, since we've been discussing this for a while and
there was zero negative feedback and significant positive feedback. I'm
pretty sure that any trouble will be quick to fix.
We have had an objection (jperkin@) to adding "EXTRACT_USING=bsdtar" to
packages that have trouble with NetBSD's pax-as-tar, and I agree. My
view is that a system should be using an extract tool that works with
what seems to be normal. NetBSD now has one, even <=8, so this
workaround is no longer necessary.
So I'm going to remove the bsdtar workarounds for py-sphinxcontrib-*.
There remains the issue that e.g. on Solaris
it's configured to extract with "nbtar"
"nbtar" ends up being GNU tar
this all works anyway, but is confusing
but that's a minor cleanup issue, not a problem.
I would encourage peoplw who look after a platform to:
encourage people to set EXTRACT_USING?= in platform/* to something
appropriate for that platform, e.g. native gtar on Linux and Solaris.
We can g/c the nbtar notion later (definitely not pre-branch).
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