From: Paul G. <pgarceau@at...> - 2002-05-31 01:19:27
On 30 May 2002 at 7:25, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Allen Lake wrote:
> > I'm sure this minor problem has probably been raised before, but I got an
> > interesting question from a MinGW/MSYS newbie while trying to walk him
> > through setting everything up.
> > This might help stop some of the problems being seen with setting the wrong
> > options in WinZip or other archive-handling programs during MinGW and MSYS
> > installs.
> How would that stop the wrong options? A .zip versus a .tar.gz just
> means that different methods were used to create the archives and .zip
> is much fatter than .tar.gz causing you to take longer in the download
> process and causing me to take longer in the upload process. WinZip is
> a free download and understands .tar.gz format and comes with a nice GUI
> so you don't really need a windows version of tar and gzip. If it
> (WinZip) understood .tar.bz2 format I would probably package with bzip2.
> As far as the wrong options for WinZip, that's in the users hands, not
> the archivers hands. And for users of Windows XP, it's in Microsoft's
> hands as the FileMenu will uncompress both zip and tar.gz for you
> without WinZip. I haven't checked to see what it does with line
Well, can tell you, without doubt, since I did try out the XP pre-release (1&2), that XP automatically assigns
the \r\n on decompression..."it's the Microsft Way..." *ick*.
Anyway, I ended up having to use Winzip to decompress some files that did not have the \r\n ending in order
to get the stuff to decompress properly and had to go in and massage the registry so that XP would not
autodecompress my downloaded .tar or tar.gz archives. Eventually I pulled the OS (personal opinion: XP-Pro is
poor excuse for Win2k, nothing more.).