5.30. Tar-1.26

The Tar package contains an archiving program.

Approximate build time: 0.3 SBU
Required disk space: 20.9 MB

5.30.1. Installation of Tar

Prepare Tar for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/tools

Compile the package:

make

Compilation is now complete. As discussed earlier, running the test suite is not mandatory for the temporary tools here in this chapter. To run the Tar test suite anyway, issue the following command:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 6.58.2, “Contents of Tar.”