[Distutils] unusual platform-dependent problem with tarfile createdby setuptools

Michael Bayer mike_mp at zzzcomputing.com
Sun Jul 30 05:41:06 CEST 2006

sorry, I wasnt familiar with the term "resource fork" or its specifics
until now, post-wiki/googling.  so yes this is exactly the issue. 
quickest way to whack it, short of downloading all kinds of
resource-fork-management tools (theres also a bunch that come with xcode
but i cant get them to do anything useful...such as DeRez which just says
the resource fork is "empty and unitialized"...why is that?), seems to be
just cat the text of the file so some other file, delete the original,
then rename; then youre just left with the data fork and that seems to
clean it up.

thanks very much.

Ronald Oussoren wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2006, at 6:31 AM, Michael Bayer wrote:
>> mac specific ?  i dont think so.  however,  perhaps something in
>> the file
>> is being incorrectly construed as mac-specific (but still, I dont
>> think
>> so).
>> heres the code:
> That's not relevant, that is the data fork of the file. The file has
> some non-posix attributes (such as the attribute that gets set when
> you set the 'Locked' flag in the 'Get Info' screen info the Finder),
> or a resource fork (maybe it has a custom Icon).
> I can't tell which without actually seeing the data. Feel free to
> sent me the output of sdist on the mac and I'll have a look.
> Ronald

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