Subject: Re: problems with 0.7.12 source tarballs
From: Michael D. Crawford (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 26 2000 - 12:41:21 CST
You may need to find some fixed tar source around somewhere.
If it's the same problem I've got, I think the problem is in the tar
program, not in the command you use to create the archives. I've got a
friend who sense me regular source drops, and I'm not able to unpack
them with Aladdin Expander for Windows (Hey Leonard - you know anyone at
the old company who could fix this?). It complains there's junk at the
end of the files.
The files unpack OK under Windows and CygWin, a unix-like environment
for Windows which is fairly source code compatible with Linux.
I have a fuzzy recollection that the junk at the end of the files was
put there on purpose for interoperability with some broken tar command
on some old system somewhere.
-- Michael D. Crawford GoingWare Inc. - Expert Software Development and Consulting http://www.goingware.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tilting at Windmills for a Better Tomorrow.
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