cvs commit: ALFS/nALFS/src/handlers unpack.c

Jamie Bennett jamie_bennett at
Wed Feb 4 00:19:54 PST 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote on 04 February 2004 01:41
> jamie at wrote:
>> jamie       04/02/03 13:26:20
>>   Modified:    nALFS/src/handlers unpack.c
>>   Log:
>>   make unpack honor <base> and remove <destination> in syntax 3.2.
> OK, just to make this clean: in syntax version 3.2, <unpack> is always
> going to unpack into the specified "base", whether that was specified on
> the <unpack> element or an enclosing <stage>. The download can still be
> done to a different location (by using an absolute path for <archive>)
> or to a subdirectory of the "base" (by using a relative path for
> <archive>). I'm OK with this, it will work fine in my profiles, I just
> wanted to document the new behavior so when James starts updating the
> syntax doc he'll know what to put in there :-)

Yes, that's right. I decided on that way as I think it provides the maximum
of functionality for <unpack> although I'm open to other suggestions if 
anyone doesn't like this.

Jamie Bennett	-	jamie at linuxfromscratch dot org

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