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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.47.0] Beta 1 Release candidate files available
From: Jeremiah Willcock (jewillco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-20 16:02:04

On Mon, 20 Jun 2011, Beman Dawes wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Lars Viklund <zao_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 09:19:00AM -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> Release candidate files for 1.47.0 beta 1 are available at
>>> As always, the release managers would appreciate it if you download
>>> the candidate of your choice and give building it a try. Please report
>>> both success and failure, and anything else that is noteworthy.
>>> This helps ensure the candidates build OK before we push them out to
>>> SourceForge.
>> Would it be possible to coax your tar implementation to author files
>> with less extreme GIDs.
>> The current ones (4294967295) lead to massive amounts of console spam on
>> operating systems where IDs are uint16_t (mingw) or int32_t (assorted
>> BSD).
> The tar being used is tar (GNU tar) 1.25
> Packaged by Cygwin (1.25-1)
> The command used is:
> tar cfz %1.tar.gz %1
> I'm not a regular tar user, so would need advice on how to solve the
> problem. I don't even know what a GID is.

There are --owner=n and --group=n flags to GNU tar for creating archives;
the info page suggests that both are often set to 0, which should fix the

-- Jeremiah Willcock

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