[libvirt] Bump tar format?

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Wed Jul 22 15:57:02 UTC 2015

On 07/22/2015 08:44 AM, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
>   1. rename the test case, making it shorter;

Works if we can do it, but I agree we should add a syntax check to
enforce it.

>   2. bump tar format from ustar, which has limitations on the length
>      of file names, to posix/pax, which has no such limitations.

Might be doable, if RHEL 5 autoconf/automake/tar supports it.  Here's
where we switched to ustar:
commit 75ad8b67

and even then, we ran into problems with too-long symlinks (which are
processed differently than regular files).

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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