On 2007-07-04 23:02:55 +0100, Dave Shield wrote:
> On 04/07/07, Robert Story wrote:
> > Have you tried Thomas' suggestion of using zip instead of tar?

>
> I hadn't had the chance, no. Hold on....
>
> > I'm interested if that works.

>
> Yes - a zip archive seems to unpack correctly.
>
> > If so, I'm much more inclined to do that for 5.4.1, and to do
> > any renaming/moving in trunk

>
> Hmmm...
> There's a certain sense to that, I suppose.
>
> But I don't really like the idea of shipping an archive that we
> know is broken - even if it's accompanied by an alternative
> that works. I'd much rather get it fixed properly.


i still remember the problems with subversion releases and certain tar
implementations. i would say windows and zip is a more natural fit than
windows and tar.gz/tar.bz2

darix

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