On 12/07/2014 11:41 AM, Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>>>>>> On Sun, 07 Dec 2014, Zac Medico wrote:
> 
>> On 12/07/2014 11:23 AM, Fabian Groffen wrote:
>>> FYI:
>>>
>>> % portageq envvar CHOST
>>> x86_64-apple-darwin13
>>> % ar --version
>>> ar: illegal option -- -
>>> usage:  ar -d [-TLsv] archive file ...
>>> [...]
> 
>> It's hard to whitelist it if doesn't support --version, so it seems
>> reasonable to require deb2targz whenever ar is not GNU ar.
> 
> unpack will still use ar if deb2targz is not installed. So on Darwin,
> behaviour should be the same as before.
> 
> Ulrich
> 

Ah, that's a nice feature. That way, we can just leave it to platforms
like AIX to pull in deb2targz when necessary.
-- 
Thanks,
Zac

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