On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 04:53:58PM -0500, Tres Seaver wrote:
> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > On 2009-12-16 08:35, Baiju M wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>      Most of the source distribution packages of ZTK are
> >> in .tar.gz format.  But there are few exceptions.
> >> For consistency, can we use .tar.gz format for all releases ?
> > 
> > Once there is a python 2.4 release which fixes the tarfile bug,
> That release is scheduled for February 31st next year. :)
> > or once 
> > python 2.4 support is officially no longer desirable.
> In practice, the tarfile bug only affects a very small percentage of
> packages (they need to contain a file member with a '/' character in the
> 100th position in its name).  Anybody who builds a package which
> generates such a name will just (eventually, anyway) figure out to use
> zipfile:  for everybody else, the distinction is meaningless.

Could someone remind me if the bug happens during packing (and breaks
the .tgz for everyone, which gets noticed and fixed soon) or during
unpacking (and affects only a small percentage of users; those who still
use python 2.4, and is therefore more insidious)?

Marius Gedminas
http://pov.lt/ -- Zope 3 consulting and development

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