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Thorsten Glaser 09-19-2012 11:58 AM

make tar*-pkg considered dangerous
Henrique de Moraes Holschuh dixit:

>From: Andi Kleen <>

>The problem is that the tarball includes /lib/{modules,firmware},
>but on FC17 /lib is a symlink. tar when it unpacks the tarball
>replaces the symlink with the directory. So they end up
>with a /lib which only contains the new kernel files, but nothing else,

Well, this is both a bug in Fedora IMHO, and (objectively) a fault
of the users to not use “tar xzphf” for extracting.

“It is inappropriate to require that a time represented as
seconds since the Epoch precisely represent the number of
seconds between the referenced time and the Epoch.”
-- IEEE Std 1003.1b-1993 (POSIX) Section B.2.2.2

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