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From Costin Manolache <>
Subject Re: 1.5.3?
Date Fri, 07 Mar 2003 17:43:43 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Steve Cohen <> wrote:
>> For those who have not been following the traffic on this bug can
>> someone please have a capsule summary about what breaks when you use
>> it?  Is it the <zipfileset> only which is affected, or are things
>> like <jar> affected as well?
> All <zip>/<jar>/<ear>/<war> tasks using <zipfileset> are
> Please not that the <webinf>/<lib>/<metainf> elements as well as the
> webxml and applicationxml attributes use a <zipfileset> internally, so
> they have problems as well.
> The effect is that the files coming from these filesets get their
> "external attributes" set in a way that seems to make them unreadable
> and unextractable by WinZIP.
> While Antoine's patch certainly fixes *a* bug in Zip, I'm not sure
> whether it really fixes *the* bug - no WinZIP to either verify the bug
> in 1.5.2 or its fix in CVS.

1.5.3 seems needed - and ASAP. 

Maybe we should withdrawl the 1.5.2 distribution. It happened to other


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