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Re: [Bug-cpio] bug in cpio-2.6

From: Mike Castle
Subject: Re: [Bug-cpio] bug in cpio-2.6
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 12:10:33 -0800
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On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 04:15:48PM +0200, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> Mike Castle <address@hidden> wrote:
> > It appears that cpio-2.6 is acting like -L is passed when using in pass
> > through mode.
> I have tried to reproduce the bug with the version 2.6, but I could not.
> Please make sure you were actually using 2.6 in your second example.

I just recompiled 2.5 and 2.6 from scratch, as pulled off of ftp.gnu.org.

Just to be paranoid:
address@hidden:06pm]/usr/src/cpio(541) md5sum 
e02859af1bbbbd73fcbf757acb57e0a4  /usr/mirror/gnu/cpio/cpio-2.5.tar.gz
76b4145f33df088a5bade3bf4373d17d  /usr/mirror/gnu/cpio/cpio-2.6.tar.gz

I had given the code a quick inspection before filing the original report,
but I did not see any obvious changes in that section between the two
versions (outside of the directory moves).  It did not look like code
affecting the value of xstat changed at all.

I'll try running it through the debugger and see what I can come up with.

I'm running this under a Linux kernel 2.4.28 with glibc 2.3.3.  However, if
it was a problem with either of those, I'd expect it to affect both 2.5 and

     Mike Castle      address@hidden      www.netcom.com/~dalgoda/
    We are all of us living in the shadow of Manhattan.  -- Watchmen
fatal ("You are in a maze of twisty compiler features, all different"); -- gcc

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