Wed May 12 11:01:00 GMT 1999
I observed that my WinZip does not extract files of zero length. Some of these
files are used to trigger rules in make files, or serve simply as time stamps.
As a consequence, the build process does not work as it should. I never saw an
option to control that behavior.
Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Scott Smith <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 6:58 AM
> Subject: Re: texinfo install
> >Good point and one which Mumit has made in the past. In general, if you
> >expect to be able to build these source distributions from a tar ball,
> >DON'T USE WINZIP TO UNPACK THEM! If you insist on doing so, you do so at
> >your own risk! Its a painful lesson to learn when you learn it
> But WHY? Sorry, I understand that I'm taking your time to ask a
> low-priority problem, but I can never be satisfied with answers of the type
> "just do this, it works". What is it that WinZip screws up? Is it the
> CR/LF conversion? I turned that off.
> Ian Zimmerman
> Lightbinders, Inc.
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