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'make dist' .tar.gz -> .tgz?

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Michael G Schwern
December 23, 2001 16:13
'make dist' .tar.gz -> .tgz?
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I uploaded one of my modules to a VMS machine the other day and
noticed the filename came out as:


gunzip'd you get:


while is isn't fatal, its odd.  It probably effects any filesystem
which puts significance on dots (Windows and friends).

I wanted to set the SUFFIX in my Makefile.PL to .tgz but found I
couldn't because MM_Unix has "$(FOO).tar$(SUFFIX)" hard coded all over
the place.

So I was thinking about adding a new $(TGZSUFFIX) target and changing
the default 'make dist' to use TGZSUFFIX=tgz unless told otherwise.

Any objections?


Michael G. Schwern   <>
Perl Quality Assurance	    <>	       Kwalitee Is Job One
I was *meant* to mount your donuts.

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