Possible regression with 200807 amd64 snapshot CD

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 15:06:25 UTC 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 1:25 AM, Jose Amengual M <pepe at rdc.cl> wrote:
> I try the same version of 8.0-current in my Parallels, MacBook and a Acer
> Travelmate and It produce the same error with cpio.
> Thanks.
> On 20-Aug-08, at 12:30 AM, Tim Kientzle wrote:
>> Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> When trying to install 7.0-RELEASE on amd64 with the snapshot CD for
>>> 8.0-CURRENT, I'm running into issues where I can't seem to install
>>> because the installer gets to a point where it just quits with a -1
>>> exit code.
>>> Looking at the console I see a load of "cpio: malformed number"
>>> messages scroll by the screen, which makes me think that the issue
>>> lays with either the integrity of the archives received, or there's a
>>> bug with cpio that's included in the snapshot CD.
>>> Could someone verify of disprove this issue please?
>> Oh.  Hmmm....  Looks like peter@ "upgraded" GNU cpio
>> in -CURRENT from 2.6 to 2.8 on July 10.  Skimming the source,
>> I see the same broken tar header parsing that I found in
>> GNU cpio 2.9 earlier tonight.
>> I'll see if I can get a fix into the GNU cpio code in -CURRENT,
>> unless someone wants to switch boot_crunch over to use bsdcpio.
>> Tim Kientzle

Shall I create a PR then?

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