Nick Burrett nick at
Tue Jan 2 08:55:53 PST 2001

Peter Naulls <peter at> writes:

> In message <m31yumt039.fsf at>
>           Nick Burrett <nick at> wrote:
> > > One remaining problem is that building the zips won't include the
> > > binaries if you build with the ,ff8 option.
> > 
> > OK. I've fixed this by setting `exesfx' according to --enable-filetype-ff8.
> > 
> > I'll have to fix the other makefiles to support this.
> > 
> > Er, I don't think that there is a zip application on RISC OS that copes
> > with the ,xxx filetype extension.
> I don't think so either.  How were you hoping to set the filetype when
> you create the archive regardless of that?  We need to be able to create
> the extra info in the zip archive which specifies RO filetypes.

I was hoping that RISC OS zip was clever enough to spot the ,xxx suffix
and choose an appropriate file type.

One workaround would be to import the zip sources into gccsdk then
hack them to fix the file type when filename,xxx is imported.


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