Re: Bug#153948: Need help with afio on powerpc
> Thanks for all the testing of my recent patched version. Good to hear
> that it works..
Yep, thanks for all for the great cooperation and feedback,
> BUT based on the tests by Stephen and Dieter I now recommend that in
> the 2.4.7-7 unstable version, the -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64
> -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE flags are enabled on all platforms including
> powerpc, because without them writing a >2GB archive should not work
> (according to my limited understanding so far of the large file
> support documentation).
Fully agreed. I'll remove the conditional expression in the Makefile, i.e.
ship your Makefile with the two flags enabled on all platforms.
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