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From Dave Inskeep <>
Subject Re: 100 character tar limit
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2001 17:21:16 GMT
Would jar files be an acceptable substitute for tar files? Anyone who would 
be interested in using Ant would certainly have jar, and I (perhaps 
incorrectly) assume that all versions of jar should handle 100+ filenames 

I don't know if jar handles permissions on Unix properly, though.


At 12:54 AM 2/1/01 +1100, you wrote:
>The 100 character limit on tar entries means that we are currently unable
>to build the tar.gz files of the distribution. This has been caused by two
>things. The tar file now prefixes all paths with "jakarta-ant-1.3alpha",
>which adds a few characters and some classes of the <depend> task have a
>relatively long path*
>So, do we need to support distribution other than by .zip files. If so, any
>ideas on how we should handle the 100 char limit. We could break up the
>tree into a number of tar files and tar those up. Not sure if that would be
>considerd acceptable practice.
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