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Re: Guix binary tarball

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Guix binary tarball
Date: Fri, 15 May 2015 22:53:47 -0400
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> writes:

>> > Could these directories be left out of the tarball and only their
>> > contents be kept in?
>> No.  Maybe we can fix it by using two tar invocations with different
>> --owner.
> Well, you never know what permissions the directories have on the target
> machine, and these are also changed. Maybe one needs to untar with particular
> options.

I looked in the GNU tar manual, and found this:

     Preserve metadata of existing directories when extracting files
     from an archive.  *Note Overwrite Old Files::.

This might be exactly what we need.


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