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Re^2: Archive:Tar appears to store absolute pathnames as relative pathnames

by Bloodnok (Vicar)
on Dec 11, 2009 at 13:30 UTC ( #812375=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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    ...if you compress /home/users/you/dir/ you will have home/users/you/dir

Obviously it's a feature of the compression that I'd not noticed 'til now - a gotcha I'll be sure to remember from here on in...

<c> ...you can't force him to unpack on /

..which, IMO, just goes to show that the use of compressed tar(1) files is not the way to go from the POV of software delivery where delivery of absolute files is frequently an immutable requirement.

A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
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