[squeak-dev] Re: [Squeak 4.0] Mac metadata, zip, and the shell?
ron.spengler at gmail.com
Tue Mar 9 18:57:03 UTC 2010
Thanks Dave; I am using the zip command actually. I'm mostly curious
to find out if any of the metadata in __MACOSX is actually necessary;
it looks like the application directory has everything it actually
needs right in there. Main reason is, I want to be able to script with
the zip command, but it doesn't create the hidden directory.
What would be really helpful is if someone could install the mac vm
from the 4.0 alpha rc 1 directory on the FTP server onto a mac which
has not had squeak installed on it before. Then we'd know for sure
that the __MACOSX directory isn't necessary.
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, Dave Raymer <dave.raymer at gmail.com> wrote:
> See http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7965382 for the requested information and options to avoid it.
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Ronald Spengler <ron.spengler at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you're right, hooray! Because it's totally painless to use the
> 'zip' command to roll a zip file from the shell, which saves me a
> maddening manual step. I'm going to move this way unless I hear from
> John that it's an issue; AFAIK, __MACOSX is used to store useless crap
> that will be automatically regenerated like image thumbnails, etc.,
> but I do see it when I unpack the Mac archive from 3.10, so I want to
> be sure.
> On Monday, March 8, 2010, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>> On 08.03.2010, at 02:19, Ronald Spengler wrote:
>>> I noted when unzipping the Mac distribution of Squeak that there's a
>>> directory __MACOSX which it would seem contains some metadata. I don't
>>> know how to create this without using the Finder. I'd rather use the
>>> shell, but the 'zip' command doesn't seem to create this metadata.
>>> Does anyone know a way that I can avoid doing this manually?
>> If you can find a way avoiding these I'd say fine :)
>> AFAIK nothing in a Squeak release depends on this filesystem meta data, so leaving it out is the way to go.
>> But it's good you copied John, he will know for sure.
>> - Bert -
> A man's greatest treasure is his wife, she is a gift from the Lord
> - Proverbs 18:22
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