Re: "dselect" replacement team
email@example.com (Martin Schulze) wrote on 11.04.97 in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 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.