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Subject: Re: /setup.html please read
From: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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Date: 03 Nov 2001 10:58:56 +1100
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On Sat, 2001-11-03 at 05:47, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 12:23:12PM -0500, Roth, Kevin P. wrote:

> >2) Under "Making Packages", I think the "standard" for binary packages
> >is to leave off the initial "/" on filenames inside the tarball.  E.g.:
> >    usr/doc/cURL-7.9/README
> >instead of
> >    /usr/doc/cURL-7.9/README
> >I think the point is to allow someone to expand the binary package into
> >some other location (besides "/") if desired for whatever reason.
> 
> I think this is implied by:
> 
> 	* Binary packages are extracted in /, include all file paths from the
> 	root in your archive.
> 
> Actually, this should be:
> 
> /usr/doc/cygwin/cURL-7.9-1.README
> or
> /usr/doc/cygwin/cURL-7.9.README

In the tarball it needs to be usr/doc/cygwin/cURL-7.9-1.README doesn't
it? (for correct manual extraction).

Hmm, I'll have to dig beep into tar.cc to answer this - Chris what is
the impact of skipping a leading / ?
 
> >3) I realize this one is kind of nit-picky, but the 4th bullet under
> >"Making Packages" mentions a "file" named /usr/doc/foo-vendor, when in
> >fact this should call it a "directory".
> 
> Actually, this is correct.   This should be a file.

Nope, directory. Sorry Chris :}. 

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