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Re: Comments on INSTALL for 1.1.0-rc1

From: Russell Yanofsky <rey4_at_columbia.edu>
Date: 2004-07-22 22:46:09 CEST

"Klaus Rennecke" <kre@tigris.org> wrote in message
> Martin Tomes wrote:
> > [...]
> > I am updating the INSTALL Windows section, does anyone know if the tar
> > at http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/ will unpack
> > subversion-1.1.0-rc1.tar.gz?
> >
> Since that version of tar is derived from GNU tar, it can handle
> POSIX.1. However, it is *not* able to unpack gzip files, neither is it
> able to pipe from gzip.

It can pipe from gzip, I do it all the time.

  gunzip -c file.tar.gz | tar -x

>Thus the unpacking must be done in two steps if
> you are using that program.
> Untarring the pre-unzipped archive went OK as far as I can tell.
> I don't see why this is better than cygwin tho.

If someone isn't already using cygwin it's overkill for them to install an
emulation layer and a suite of shell tools just to unpack an archive. Also,
cygwin created files have weird acls because of the contortions it goes
through to emulate unix file permissions.

- Russ

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