From: Lars Hecking <lhecking@us...> - 2000-12-05 13:29:32
Piotr Kasztelowicz writes:
> checking if tar removes leading / from archive... no
> configure: error: your 'tar' does NOT remove leading / from pathnames!
> I use Solaris 2.6.
> Please answer on priva and help if possible
This is not a bug in amavis!
Solaris tar doesn't remove leading slashes from pathnames. Imagine
someone emailed you an archive of /etc with all files truncated to
zero, you run scanmails as root, and Solaris tar unpacks a bunch of
empty files into /etc. Bummer.
You're better off installing GNU tar. No matter whether it's in $PATH
before or after /bin/tar, configure will use it if installed as gtar.