bin/75012: bsdtar refuses to handle some tar files
mwm at mired.org
Mon Dec 13 00:30:25 PST 2004
>Synopsis: bsdtar refuses to handle some tar files
>Arrival-Date: Mon Dec 13 08:30:24 GMT 2004
>Originator: Mike Meyer
>Release: FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE i386
System: FreeBSD guru.mired.org 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC 2004 root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
I've got a tar file that bsdtar refuses to process completely. It gets
about halfway through it, and then blows up. gtar works just fine, and
so does the standard tar on 4.6.
Unfortunately, I can't let you have a copy of the tar file because
it's licensed. You can get it via the web at
http://www.acm.org/~perlman/stat/, but you have to agree to Perlmans
Get the tar file from the above address, and try running tar
on it on a 5.3 system.
The work around is to use gtar. But bsdtar ought to be fixed.
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