Re: 16 Broken packages because of tar
* Andreas Barth <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-02-12 23:45]:
> Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt has created a checking script for broken tar
> archives. This script has found 16 packages (with mtime < 10 days)
> that have broken filenames. The following is the list of broken
> If I don't get a "No" until 16:00 UTC, I'll fill RC-bugs against these
> packages to prevent traversal to sarge.
No, it's much better to binary NMU.
How does thie checking script work? In particular, can it be done in
Python? If yes, it can be integrated to katie. James wanted to
reject such uploads but we couldn't find an easy way to find broken
uploads (apt's tar method shows them properly).