svn commit: trunk/uClibc

Peter Kjellerstedt peter.kjellerstedt at
Tue May 30 11:13:43 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Frysinger [mailto:vapier at] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 11:50
> To: uclibc at
> Cc: Peter Kjellerstedt
> Subject: Re: svn commit: trunk/uClibc
> On Tuesday 30 May 2006 04:50, Peter Kjellerstedt wrote:
> > I cannot find any reference to why this change was made, neither
> > on the mailing list nor in the bug tracker.
> that's because the bug was discussed on other lists
> > Anyway, it needs to be reverted or done in another way.  cp -P does
> > not work like cp -d on my old Redhat 7.3...  With the cp I have -P
> > means --parents, whereas -d means --no-dereference (which is what
> > -P should be according to POSIX).  I think it will be better to
> > either revert it to -d, or use --no-dereference explicitly.
> or upgrade your cp to something that isnt broken
> -d is a gnu extension that isnt supported on non-gnu systems 
> (OS X, BSD, etc...)
> -P is a POSIX option that is supported on non-gnu systems
> -mike

Upgrading is not really an option for me until I get a new computer.
And I believe I am not the only one using an older installation
which has been running fine for years, so it is very likely that 
others will run into this very subtle problem as well.  If using -d 
or --no-dereference are not suitable, then the use of cp will have 
to be changed to something else.  

Thus, I suggest we change 

	cp -PRf lib/*.so.* $(PREFIX)$(RUNTIME_PREFIX)lib


	cd lib && $(TAR) -cf - *.so.* | $(TAR) -xf - -C

Seeing as we already use tar to install the header files, this 
should hopefully be acceptable by all.  If I do not hear any
objections to this, I will commit it later.


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