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Re: [Bug-tar] Cannot change mode for symbolic links with tar 1.26

From: Kevin Day
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Cannot change mode for symbolic links with tar 1.26
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:31:07 -0500

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Thanks for the bug report.  I can't reproduce the problem on my Fedora
> 14 x86-64 host (see below), so I expect it has something to do with
> how tar interacts with your platform.  Can you please send the output
> of the shell command:
>  LC_ALL=C strace -o tr tar -xf directory.tar
> (or equivalent, using "truss" or "ktrace" or whatever)
> on your host?  For convenience I am attaching the gzipped
> 'tr' file that I got on my Fedora host, which you can compare
> to yours.

I am using a custom Hardened Linux From Scratch like uClibc based system.
There is a lot of room for error.

Attached is my strace using the above command.

And for laughs, clicking download on your tr.gz seemed to crash google
(or my browser?), but my browser did manage to download the file
despite google mails screaming.

Kevin Day

Attachment: tr.gz
Description: GNU Zip compressed data

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