[tex-live] Misplaced context files

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Sep 4 01:50:39 CEST 2009

    gnw> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/> has a tar-1.22, 

Specifically, the tar.exe that's included in

What I need is for someone to test that as a standalone binary on
regular Windows, with no mingw dll's or anything else installed.
Can someone with Windows do that, please?

    ak> You can demand to use gnu tar.

I don't want to do that; there should be no real need to do so.

    Longer names than 100 are supported in both cases, and
    "tar.exe" can handle the case (1).

So I can only surmise that the existing tar.exe is simply too old to
handle the real ustar format.  Sigh.


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