[Clipart] PASSFAIL Report
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Fri Aug 6 09:42:25 PDT 2004
On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> Nicu Buculei <nicu at apsro.com> writes:
> > probably is faster to use a separate script, but the feedback is less:
> Agreed. Since we don't know how much faster it is, I guess we can't
> make the decision about whether to do the unpacking on the fly at
> upload time until we know how long it takes.
> So what we'll do is write a separate script that unpacks them (in a
> metadata-aware fashion), and then after we get a feel for how fast it
> happens, we can decide whether to fold that functionality into the
> upload script or keep it separate.
By the way, Kees Cook has an *excellent* unpacker tool he's been working
on for most of the year. I've mentioned our needs to him, and it sounds
like that script could do the trick here. It handles tons of packaging
systems including zip, tgz, binhex, isos, src-rpms, mime, mbox, etc.
Drop him an email at kees at osdl.org and see if you can get him to publish
a packaged version of it to Freshmeat.
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