Re: installworld with NO_ROOT produces paths with .. for man pages

From: Andriy Gapon <>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 11:38:27 UTC
On 28/08/2021 17:28, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> This seems to be related to the recent change to install manual pages for all 
> platforms.
> My method of creating a cross-platform installation image is to install with 
> NO_ROOT and then to tar up with @METALOG argument.
> On the destination I simply untar the archive into a destination directory 
> (typically a fresh ZFS BE).
> Today I noticed some complaints when extracting the archive, here is a few:
> ./usr/share/man/man4/i386/../smapi.4.gz: Path contains '..'
> ./usr/share/man/man4/i386/../vpd.4.gz: Path contains '..'
> ./usr/share/man/man4/powerpc/../adb.4.gz: Path contains '..'
> ./usr/share/man/man4/powerpc/../akbd.4.gz: Path contains '..'
> This is a not a big deal but would be nice to "straighten" the installation 
> paths when installing such manual pages.
> P.S.
> NO_ROOT does not seem to be documented outside of the source code.

I think that it would be nice to fix that .. issue.
Any suggestions?

Andriy Gapon