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Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 20:52:14 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: /setup.html please read
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On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 12:14:11PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>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
>fine.

Yeah, I'm defending your words, aren't I?  Heh.

You're right.  Clarity is always important and you should never miss an
opportunity to make things clear.  The fact that this issue was raised
means that someone thought about it so...

Me like clarity.  It am good.

cgf

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