GNU bug report logs - #20293
Libtool 2.4.6 tarballs contains MacOS meta-data files

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Package: libtool; Reported by: ludo@HIDDEN (Ludovic Courtès); dated Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:21:02 UTC; Maintainer for libtool is bug-libtool@HIDDEN.

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The libtool-2.4.6 source tarballs contain ._* files, which are
apparently Apple meta-data files.  These are binary files; they contain
strings like =E2=80=9CMac OS X=E2=80=9D and =E2=80=9Ccom.dropbox.attributes=
.=E2=80=9D

Not only does it make the tarball bigger, it looks unprofessional and
gives a poor image of the GNU Project IMO.

Could you please publish 2.4.7 tarballs that do not have this problem?

I wonder how these files got in the tarball in the first place.  I don=E2=
=80=99t
think GNU tar would silently include them, so I guess it must have been
Apple=E2=80=99s tar implementation or something like that?

Thanks,
Ludo=E2=80=99.




Acknowledgement sent to ludo@HIDDEN (Ludovic Courtès):
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-libtool@HIDDEN. Full text available.
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