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Re: Building subversion server: a puzzle

From: Michael S. Liebman <m-liebman_at_northwestern.edu>
Date: 2003-11-17 17:04:09 CET

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 08:57:00AM -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> I'm still unclear on exactly what the incompatibility was. Why did
> Sun tar fail on a tarball created by GNU tar without --posix? (Or do
> we just know that "it works" if you unpack with GNU tar?)

Off hand, I don't remember what the exact incompatibility is. I think
it has something to do with poor handling of longer file names. This
is a longstanding incompatibility that is not specific to the
Subversion tarballs.


Michael S. Liebman                      m-liebman@northwestern.edu
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