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Subject: Re: /setup.html please read
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On Sat, 2001-11-03 at 11:56, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Isn't everyone already building packages without the leading '/'?  GNU
> tar complains about absolute filenames otherwise.  I guess I'm now scared
> to check.  I missed the fact that everyone was producing packages without
> the -n part.  Maybe everyone is also producing packages with leading '/'
> too.
> However, relative paths are correct.  I guess it makes sense to be
> specific and refer to this as usr/doc/cURL-7.9-1/README but, as I said,
> I thought this was implied.
So did I, but clarity rarely hurts, so I've changed the page to be
specific. GNU tar automatically strips the / from paths, unless you give
it -P or --absolute-names. So the defaults for contributors should be

> >Nope, directory. Sorry Chris :}. 
> Yes, I've already noted this. 

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