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Re: [Bug-tar] Superfluous zero blocks following sparse files

From: Lars Gustäbel
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Superfluous zero blocks following sparse files
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 15:43:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 03:49:53PM +0200, Sergey Poznyakoff wrote:
> > I discovered a problem in tar 1.16.1 when I archive sparse
> > files. The options I use are "--posix --sparse".
> Thanks for reporting that. Here is the fix:

Okay, the patch seems to be fine. However, the patched tar
cannot read archives created with the unpatched version except
if you use the -i option. I have no doubt that you are aware of
that - just wanted to make sure ;-)

Lars Gustäbel

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