Tarball release on MacOS 10.15.5 using The Unarchiver to decompress.
Please note this is not a MediaWiki issue, but I'm documenting here as it's apparently an issue recognised elsewhere with a very common (but not default) archive utility on MacOS - The Unarchiver.
I'm raising this as a bug with support for the app, but there's no public issue tracker and MacPaw are somewhat infamous for not supporting their software well (more fool me for using it, but it's useful for some rare compressed formats)
While this isn't a MediaWiki bug, it may be worthwhile documenting this on the release page for MacOS users, alongside the tip for Windows users to use 7-Zip. The default MacOS Archive Utility app does not exhibit this issue, so perhaps the recommendation should be to use that and/or cli.
When decompressing the tarball release of MediaWiki 1.34.2 (likely affects other versions) using The Unarchiver, files with very long paths get truncated, producing confusing errors.
I found this issue specifically in resources/src/mediawiki.rcfilters/styles/, but it may affect other files too. Example truncated filenames:
Steps to Reproduce:
- Download the 1.34.2 tarball release
- Decompress on MacOS with The Unarchiver
- Navigate to the resources/src/mediawiki.rcfilters/styles/ directory and view file list
- Truncated filenames
- Correctly decompressed filenames