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Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])



srivasta@datasync.com (Manoj Srivastava)  wrote on 11.05.97 in <874tca3st8.fsf@tiamat.datasync.com>:

>  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.

MfG Kai


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