Dealing with tarballs that tarbomb

Blair Zajac blair at
Fri Apr 6 13:18:20 PDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 8:20 PM, Juan Manuel Palacios wrote:

> On Apr 5, 2007, at 7:05 PM, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> Elias Pipping wrote:
>>> On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:21 AM, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>>> Thanks, that's what I ended up going with, however, using file  
>>>> mkdir ${worksrcpath} instead of the system.
>>> how about 'xinstall -d'?
>> Don't the 'file subcommands' commands not shell out?  Which is a  
>> good thing to practice.
>> Regards,
>> Blair
> 	Shelling out is indeed something to avoid, which is why xinstall  
> is also a good choice as it doesn't shell out either. xinstall is a  
> MacPorts built-in command written in C and defined in svn base/src/ 
> pextlib1.0/xinstall.{c,h}. File commands and xinstall flags differ  
> in their handling of extended attributes as documented in portfile 
> (7), but in the case of creating directories I'd think they're  
> completely equivalent.
> 	HTH!

Thanks Jaun,

That's good information to know.


Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
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