WinZip [Re: Egcs 1.1 having trouble with 'typename'?]

Mumit Khan
Wed Sep 23 15:58:00 GMT 1998

On 22 Sep 1998, Michael Hirmke wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> [...]
> >>Winzip by default also handles .gz und .tgz files - so if one isn't
> >>aware, that he better should use tar und gzip and only double clicks
> >>your archive, ...
> >Mhmm, didn't Mumit mean that?
> He said:
> "I distribute .tar.gz, instead of .zip, to avoid such issues" ???
> Which issues, when WinZIP can deal with .tar.gz ?

Let's end this discussion please. 

Here's my stance: The *only* supported installation method is documented
rather explicitly in the INSTALL file that the user is supposed to read;
any other method to unpack, such as using WinZip (or your toaster, swiss 
army knife, whatnot), is unsupported and you're on your own.

I have neither the time nor inclination to figure out what various WinZip
options, or the correct version number, to do the right thing for .tar.gz 
archive with hard- and sym-links in them.


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