Bug 22901 - file names are getting too long for default tar format
Summary: file names are getting too long for default tar format
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebKitGTK (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-17 06:58 PST by Gustavo Noronha (kov)
Modified: 2008-12-19 08:55 PST (History)
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proposed fix (872 bytes, patch)
2008-12-17 06:59 PST, Gustavo Noronha (kov)
no flags Details | Formatted Diff | Diff
proposed fix (886 bytes, patch)
2008-12-17 07:02 PST, Gustavo Noronha (kov)
zecke: review+
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Description Gustavo Noronha (kov) 2008-12-17 06:58:57 PST
While trying the make dist target I got a warning from tar saying that it wouldn't include webkit-1.0.3/WebKitTools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/TestNetscapePlugin/ForwardingHeaders/WebKit/npfunctions.h in the resulting archive, because the file is larger than 99 characters.
Comment 1 Gustavo Noronha (kov) 2008-12-17 06:59:52 PST
Created attachment 26092 [details]
proposed fix

by using the ustar tar format we increase the filename limit to 256 characters, which should be more than enough, and keeps things quite portable
Comment 2 Gustavo Noronha (kov) 2008-12-17 07:02:03 PST
Created attachment 26093 [details]
proposed fix

tabs->whitespaces in the changelog; sorry
Comment 3 Holger Freyther 2008-12-17 13:07:29 PST
Comment on attachment 26093 [details]
proposed fix

Will tar-pax be an option in the future?
Comment 4 Holger Freyther 2008-12-19 08:55:16 PST
Landed in rr39407.