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From "Raymie Stata (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FOR-1244) "Fat tar" for easier installation
Date Fri, 29 Nov 2013 04:41:35 GMT

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Raymie Stata commented on FOR-1244:
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Thanks for jumping on this.  The way I solved the problem for 0.9 is not robust -- I needed
to carefully inspect the contents of the two tarballs to find just the right set of non-overlapping
directories for installing the dependencies.  As Forrest is updated, this approach would be
a maintenance problem.  It'll be great to have the "fat" tarball -- Homebrew loves those.

(Sorry about the bad description. One good thing about Homebrew is that Formulas direct users
back to project Web sites (e.g., "brew home apache-forrest"), so upstream projects are in
control of how they describe themselves.  The text in my pull request will quickly be lost
to the mists of time.)

> "Fat tar" for easier installation
> ---------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FOR-1244
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-1244
>             Project: Forrest
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Compile
>            Reporter: Raymie Stata
>
> I've been writing a Homebrew formula for installing Forrest onto Macs (https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/pull/24520).
 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
ones?



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