(bsd)tar is broken on 6.1
noackjr at alumni.rice.edu
Fri May 26 02:26:00 PDT 2006
On 05/26/06 04:37, Jean-Marc Zucconi wrote:
>>>>>> Jonathan Noack writes:
> > Jean-Marc Zucconi wrote:
> >> # tar cf /dev/null X11R6.old
> >> # archive_write_pax_header: 'x' header failed?! This can't happen.
> > This seems to work fine here:
> > [noackjr at optimator:/usr] $ uname -rm
> > 6.1-RELEASE i386
> > [noackjr at optimator:/usr] $ tar --version
> > bsdtar 1.02.023, libarchive 1.02.026
> > Copyright (C) 2003-2005 Tim Kientzle
> > [noackjr at optimator:/usr] $ tar cf /dev/null X11R6
> > [noackjr at optimator:/usr] $
> Sure, but the directories are not the same.
As you provided no details in your original email, I was forced to
assume that the problem was in the use of /dev/null (I used the X11R6
directory for fun). I was mistaken, but remember that not *all* of us
can read your mind... :)
> I have narrowed the problem to a specific subdirectory and I think I
> have the explanation:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 jmz jmz 4312 Apr 16 1947 supclkrd.prg
> Don't ask me why the date is wrong, this is really old stuff :-)
> On the other hand tar has no problem extracting it. If someone wants
> to debug it, the archive is available as
I see the same thing here. Touching supclkrd.prg to bring the date
current makes the problem go away.
Tim, any thoughts?
Jonathan Noack | noackjr at alumni.rice.edu | OpenPGP: 0x991D8195
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