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RE: [Bug-tar] Advice/Extensions for use of gnu tar in installer

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: RE: [Bug-tar] Advice/Extensions for use of gnu tar in installer
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 17:11:42 +0200

Ken Greenebaum <address@hidden> wrote:

> By CVS version of tar, do you mean that the -T parameter
> is much more flexible in only pre-released versions of gnu-tar? 

Yes, that's right. Stable releases (1.15.1 for example) only allow
to use -C in `files-from' file (see the description in
But this should be quite sufficient for the purpose.
> I agree the log could be an extension to the existing verbose flag.  I think
> it could simply contain a list of the absolute paths to affected files.
> Perhaps of the form: 
>       file action

Interesting idea.

> The CD development tree is in CVS. Regrettably I don't have the apache CVS
> viewer setup for this project but I will create setup accounts for those
> interested.

Great. I'd like to take a look. Could you create an account for me?


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