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Re: "dselect" replacement team

joey@office.individual.net (Martin Schulze)  wrote on 11.04.97 in <[🔎] 19970411184739.39890@troi.orgatech.de>:

> On Apr 11, Jason Gunthorpe wrote

> > Bruce mentioned that gnu tar will contain some features to allow this in a
> > newer version.
> Fine, which doesn't matter as Bruce wrote the tar extracter in
> dpkg-deb which is unusable for long filenames. (I ran into this once
> I tried to package Spinner - and gave up...)

I never understood that. I once wrote a tar parser in perl that got this  
right in less than an hour.

Building with long file names, that I could understand - but extracting is  
extremely simple. Just look if the extension field contains data, and if  
so, put the two fields together. That's all.

MfG Kai

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