[armedbear-devel] eol-style problem with abcl-src-0.15.tar.gz

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Tue Aug 25 09:16:29 UTC 2009

Somehow we seemed to have shipped [the abcl-0.15.0 source][1] with a 
CR+LF file-ending for 'abcl.in', which means when built under a 'NIX one 
gets the slightly mysterious message "#!/bin/sh -- interpreter not 
found.  It is slightly surprising that we haven't gotten more complaints 
on this (or maybe everyone builds from SVN?).

The svn:eol-style is now set to 'LF' in SVN for 'abcl.in', which does 
the "right thing" when building the source tar balls, so abcl-0.16 
should be ok, as long as whoever builds the release doesn't somehow 
override this is local SVN settings

Looking through the SVN log for metadata changes to 'abcl.in' doesn't 
seem to report anything.  Maybe there is somehow to report metadata 
changes, but I don't see how to do this quickly.

We have the currently unused ability to fix line endings in the relevant 
Ant targets.  Maybe I should revisit them?  If so, what would be the 
correct policy?

[1]: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/armedbear-j/abc/abcl-src-0.15.0.tgz
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