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Subject: Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: Michael Davidsaver <mdavidsaver@gmail.com>, <core-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:24:22 -0600
On 11/20/2017 01:16 PM, Michael Davidsaver wrote:
> On 11/20/2017 11:41 AM, Andrew Johnson wrote:
>> I have an updated tarfile for the same tag, generated with the newer
>> version of the make-tar.sh script so it excludes a few more files than
>> before (no .gitignore files for instance). Should I replace the existing
>> tarfile and its GPG signature file?
> 
> For a pre-release, sure.

Ok, there's a new tarfile and signature in the download area now that
should not cause the duplicates problem.

>> I don't know why the original had those duplicated entries, the new
>> version without duplicates was run with exactly the same copies of git
>> and tar (so Michael's speculation about the tar version doesn't seem to
>> be right).
> 
> One of the bugs with the first script version is that include file had
> both files and directories in it.  So when the final tar was created,
> many duplicates where encountered.  I think what we're seeing is
> differences in how tar handles this situation during creation.

Ah, I didn't consider that might cause the issue, but it does make sense
now.

> GNU tar 1.29 ignores the duplicates, but the version which Andrew used
> apparently recorded the duplicates as hard links with the same name.
> Again, GNU tar ignores these duplicates when extracting, but apparently
> BSD tar errors out.

RHEL 7.4 ships with GNU tar 1.26.

Thanks,

- Andrew

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References:
EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Andrew Johnson
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Timo Korhonen
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Michael Davidsaver
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Timo Korhonen
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Heinz Junkes
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Timo Korhonen
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Hartman, Steven M.
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Andrew Johnson
Re: EPICS 7.0.1-pre1 Michael Davidsaver

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