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From "David Crossley (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FOR-1244) "Fat tar" for easier installation
Date Fri, 29 Nov 2013 02:13:35 GMT


David Crossley commented on FOR-1244:

Sure will. I cannot believe that we forgot that. See at item [C] where
we did plan for it.

Would one of the other Forrest committers please do this. It should be straight-forward. We
have already voted on the release source package [A] at so any convenience
packages can now be made.

As explained in those threads, we will need to tweak the trunk build system to create each
of those three packages. If you feel up to it then also do it in the 0.9 release branch to
solve this immediate issue.

Otherwise we could leave that step for the next release, and take a short-cut for now:

* Obtain and verify both [A] and [B].
* Combine them on your local system.
* Build the full convenience package. Create signature and md5 etc.
* Add to
* Ask others to review. Maybe append their sigs.
* When ready, do 'svn mv' this to the repos/dist/release/forrest/
* When picked up by the mirrors, add it to our download page and publish.

> "Fat tar" for easier installation
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: FOR-1244
>                 URL:
>             Project: Forrest
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Compile
>            Reporter: Raymie Stata
> I've been writing a Homebrew formula for installing Forrest onto Macs (
 Homebrew doesn't handle the two-tar-file structure of your distribution very well.  Can you
publish a "fat-tar" file that combines the contents of both, in addition to the two independent

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