Dealing with tarballs that tarbomb

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Thu Apr 5 12:59:55 PDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Blair Zajac wrote:
> The scala tarball doesn't extract into a new subdirectory and  
> instead just extracts into the directory where you run tar, i.e. a  
> tarbomb.  So in work/, you see a bin/ and a share/ directory.
> Is there an easy, clean way to deal with this in MacPorts?  I  
> looked at specifying some extract options, but I didn't see  
> anything.  I tried passing the ${distname} to tar -C's option to  
> create the subdirectory, but this doesn't work, since the directory  
> to put it in doesn't exist yet.

You could create the subdirectory in pre-extract and then do the above.

Daniel J. Luke
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