GNU tar installation?

Aaron Gaudio prothonotar at
Wed Jan 26 17:12:48 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-01-25 at 15:23 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:

> It's not hard to build your own RPM to update your system. I downloaded 
> the SRPM for 1.14 and the tarball for 1.15.1, updated the tar specfile 
> and a couple of the patches and then built a new RPM for version 1.15.1. 
> The result can be found at:
> It works for me but of course YMMV as I've done very little testing. 
> Most of the testsuite is run during the build though and the tests that 
> are run do pass.

Rolling your own would be my recommendation in this case as well. Just
try to customize the release tag in the spec file so you can
differentiate between a home-rolled rpm and an official one.

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