setup: empty tarballs

Dave Korn
Thu Aug 28 14:47:00 GMT 2008

Corinna Vinschen wrote on 26 August 2008 08:57:

> On Aug 25 20:21, Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
>> Hash: SHA256
>> There's been quite a bit of back-and-forth over setup.exe's handling of
>> empty tarballs.  What has actually been implemented?
> Setup.exe for 1.5 is unchanged, afaik.  I tweaked setup for 1.7 (CVS HEAD)
> so that it shouldn't complain anymore about any type of empty tar file.
> I have no idea if there was a decision to prefer a certain type of
> empty tar archive.

  The thread was "setup.exe: Invalid or unsupported tar format", starting Mon
05/05/2008 21:24.

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