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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-12-09 16:51:49 CET

On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 08:55 -0500, John Peacock wrote:
> Ah, but therein lies the core problem: a zip file can be considered identical as
> long as it contains the same collection of files, even if the files are stored
> *in a different order.* Unless you ensure that OO (or whatever) consistently
> stores all of the files in the same order in its archives, two zip files may be
> identical in content, but very different binaries. This may be a nonissue or it
> may be the end of the discussion...

Given that our solution already involves a change to the compression
software used by OO, I don't see why it changes anything to also require
a change to the archiving software. Just store the files in sorted
order.

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