add automatic transformation of tgz paths to alien

Bug #1627111 reported by Jonathan Kamens
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alien (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm submitting this here rather than upstream because it appears (from that there is no upstream maintainer. If I'm wrong and there's somebody else to whom I should be submitting this, please point me in the right direction.

The attached patch adds to alien the ability for it to do "magic" transformation of paths in a tar file into appropriate Linux filesystem paths. This is useful when what you've got is a distribution-independent binary tar file distributed by a package maintainer which just has the files in it, without the appropriate filesystem layout.

See the docs that the patch adds for additional information.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: alien 8.95 [modified: usr/bin/alien usr/share/perl5/Alien/Package/]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-38.57-generic 4.4.19
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Sep 23 12:47:18 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-08-09 (44 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160719)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: alien
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jonathan Kamens (jik) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Patch to add --tar-magic-transform support to alien" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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