FreeBSD tar errors on valid empty tar.gz

Kris Kennaway kris at
Thu Jan 10 16:09:02 PST 2008

Steven Hartland wrote:
> A totally empty file is not valid try the following test:-
>> touch empty
>> tar cvzf test.tar.gz --files-from empty
>> tar tvzf test.tar.gz tar: Unrecognized archive format: Inappropriate 
>> file type or format
>> tar --version
>> bsdtar 1.2.53 - libarchive 1.2.53
>> gtar tvzf test.tar.gz
>> gtar --version
>> tar (GNU tar) 1.15.1
> Tested on: FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p9

OK, so it's already fixed?


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