[Bug 257063] archivers/star: Do not install 'gnutar' for it is broken

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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:04:20 UTC

Robert Clausecker <fuz@fuz.su> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Robert Clausecker <fuz@fuz.su> ---
(In reply to ice from comment #0)


It is unfortunate that Firefox-esr wrongly detects star's gnutar binary as a
GNU tar.  This seems to be an error in the way the port is set up:
archivers/gtar is not given as a build dependency and yet the port looks for a
GNU tar binary.  Why is that so?  Adding the maintainer of the www/firefox-esr
port to CC.

I would like to continue providing a gnutar binary if possible as that binary
is part of the star distribution and its name does not collide with any other
command I am aware of (FreeBSD ports install GNU tar as gtar not gnutar, so
there is no collision here).  If a port wrongly picks this program over
/usr/bin/tar or gtar, the port needs to be patched to always pick the correct
tar program.  I mean we don't let ports pick random gcc binaries over ${CC}

If there is no other remedy to the issue, I can however go ahead and set up an
option to make installing the gnutar binary conditional.

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