tar segmentation fault

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Tue Feb 21 11:12:45 PST 2006

Ben Paley <ben at spooty.net> writes:

> Sorry. left off some information that might come in handy!
> me$ uname -srm
> FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE i386
> me$ pkg_info | grep tar
> gtar-1.15.1_1       GNU version of the traditional tar archiver
> startup-notification-0.8_1 Library that supports startup notification spec 
> from freede

You're obviously not *using* gnu tar, because you would be getting
errors on the -l option if you were.

> me$
> Thanks,
> Ben
> > tar -cLvy -f /usr/home/me/backup/backup.tar.bz2 /usr/home/me/backup/source/
> >
> > When source/usr/home/me/public_html is empty then it runs fine. But when I
> > put any links in, tar dies with a segmentation fault.
> >
> > Has anyone got any ideas why?

No.  I can't reproduce the problem here, using the system tar on
RELENG_6 (couple of weeks old).

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