Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])
email@example.com (Manoj Srivastava) wrote on 11.05.97 in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> say that if the source is well behaved (that is, it is a tar file
> that unpacks into *some* directory other than ., compressed or
You seem to think a tar that unpacks into "." is a problem. I still fail
to see why.
Just unpack into a temporary subdirectory.
What really is a problem is tar files containing ".." in their path names.
(Or path names starting with "/".) But that's certainly not a "well-
behaved" tar file.
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