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Re: pax built test tarballs

From: Tobias Ringstrom <tobias_at_ringstrom.mine.nu>
Date: 2004-04-04 02:20:48 CEST

Rob Oxspring wrote:
> Hmm, on closer inspection then it looks like bad news: in Winzip these
> files appear (and get extracted) without the leading
> "subversion-1.0.1/". I'd regard it as doubley bad since this isn't
> flagged up as an error in Winzip.

Yes, that's exactly what is expected to happen if you untar a USTAR
format tar file using a tool without USTAR support. The USTAR format
puts a path prefix in a reserved area of the file header. A tool that
does not understand the USTAR format will fail to add that prefix to the
file. In this particular case, the prefix is subversion-1.0.1, so you
only get subversion/bindings/etc. The prefix is only used when needed
which makes USTAR backwards compatible with BSD tar for files with short

> Definitely looking like .zip files are the only sensible route for
> windows bundles.

Couldn't agree more.


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