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Re: winzip and tar.gz files unpacking into 2 directories instead of 1??

From: Klaus Rennecke <kre_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2004-07-21 21:07:32 CEST

Rodney Crossman wrote:

> subversion
> \
> bindings
> \
> java
> subversion-1.x.x
> \
> everything else
> Is this a winzip bug caused by some weird way your packing them??
> Winrar works fine, its just winzip doing this.
> [...]

This will be the result of every program that is not able to handle the
prefix extension of POSIX.1 format TAR. The .../bindings/java path
contains file names that exceed 100 characters and thus need the prefix

More details: http://www.contactor.se/~dast/svn/archive-2004-03/0364.shtml

If only the uni*es had all the new GNU tar implementation, then it would
be feasible to release in that format.

Apache ANT handles only GNU tar format too.

My approach: install cygwin.


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