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Re: [Bug-tar] Core dumps in tar-1.26 on Solaris SPARC

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Core dumps in tar-1.26 on Solaris SPARC
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:32:39 -0700
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On 04/12/2011 12:56 PM, Nelson H. F. Beebe wrote:
> Has anyone else seen this behavior, and if so, is there a simple fix?

Yes, that's a problem that is triggered only if you compile 'tar'
on Solaris version N and then run on version N+delta,
for some values of N and delta.  For example, if you compile on
Solaris 9 and run on Solaris 10 (the latter updated with the
cluster patch of January 10) it does not work.  The underlying
problem is related to the fact that ELF format doesn't support
library upgrades as well as it should.

The problem affects other GNU packages too.
To work around it, please try Bruno Haible's patch:


which should appear in the next version of GNU tar.

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