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.
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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
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tabs->whitespaces in the changelog; sorry
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Will tar-pax be an option in the future?
Landed in rr39407.