Re: [PATCH v2] kheaders: making headers archive reproducible
From: Dmitry Goldin
Date: Tue Oct 08 2019 - 04:07:24 EST
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On Monday, October 7, 2019 2:26 PM, Andreas Schwab <schwab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Okt 07 2019, Greg KH gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 01:49:47PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> > > GEN kernel/kheaders_data.tar.xz
> > > tar: unrecognized option '--sort=name'
> > > Try `tar --help' or`tar --usage' for more information.
> > > make: *** [kernel/kheaders_data.tar.xz] Error 64
> > > make: *** [kernel] Error 2
> > > make: *** [sub-make] Error 2
> > > $ tar --version
> > > tar (GNU tar) 1.26
> > > Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> > Wow that's an old version of tar. 2011? What happens if you use a more
> > modern one?
> That's the most modern I have available on that machine.
Hmm. --sort was introduced in 1.28 in 2014. Do you think it would warrant some sort of version check and fallback or is this something we can expect the user to handle if their distribution happens to not ship anything more recent? A few sensible workarounds come to mind.
In any case, likely it would make sense to at least update to https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/Documentation/process/changes.rst with the minimal version we decide on.