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RE: [Bug-cpio] cpio: write error when archive file reaches 2GB

From: Denis Vella
Subject: RE: [Bug-cpio] cpio: write error when archive file reaches 2GB
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 18:52:26 +0200

Hi Sergey,

Thank you very much for your answer ..... I'd rather not mess about with
sources ... I'll try to get version 2.6 .....


-----Original Message-----
From: Sergey Poznyakoff [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: It-Tlieta, 10 ta' Mejju 2005 18:17
To: Denis Vella
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Bug-cpio] cpio: write error when archive file reaches 2GB

Denis Vella <address@hidden> wrote:

> On some Redhat or other releases, the CPIO operation terminates with a
> 'cpio: write error' when the archive size on disk reaches 2GB;

This means that your version of cpio was built without large file
support. Try getting the sources and configuring
the package with the large file support (enabled by default for version
2.6 of cpio. For earlier versions you will need to set
CFLAGS=-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 before running configure).


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