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Re: [Bug-tar] tar --append corrupts ustar-format archive

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar --append corrupts ustar-format archive
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 18:02:52 +0100
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

Sergey Poznyakoff <address@hidden> wrote:

> Adye, TJ \(Tim\) <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Out of interest (and so I can understand when this might have affected
> > me in the past), did you understand what circumstances could provoke
> > this error?
> The error was produced if the following conditions were met:
> 1. Ustar archive format is requested (-H ustar);
> 2. Full path name of the file being archived is more than 100
> characters long;
> 3. Length of the prefix obtained after splitting the file name on slash
> character is 138 or more characters long;

This is a well known GNU tar bug since 1994 (when I reported it).

See also README.otherbugs in star



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