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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Lone zero blocks

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Lone zero blocks
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 22:45:53 +1100

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 16:34, Aaron Bentley wrote:
> Hi all,
> With tar 1.13.93, I occasionally get this kind of message when accessing 
> archives:
> tar: A lone zero block at 260
> An example would be Tom's patch-93:
> I'm not sure whether it happens in other archives too.
> In spite of this, tla does build successfully.  It seems as though the 
> message is just a warning.  Anyone have any insight?

there was a recent nasty bug in debian tar related to zero's - see the
changelog for moredetails on the problem & fix... may be related.

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