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Re: [Bug-tar] Filesystem detection

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Filesystem detection
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:27:15 -0700
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On 08/31/11 07:21, Ederson Ferreira wrote:
> I think you can reproduce it as follows:
>    1. pack a large bunch of files (~100Gb) in a tar ball using tar version 
> 1.15.1 on a 64-bit machine
>    2. unpack the tar ball in a 32 bit machine using a more recent version (I 
> used version 1.22, shipped with Ubuntu Server 10.04)
> If you have the same problem as I did, in some random file during the 
> extraction that error message would rise, stopping the execution.
> I only detected the problem when I installed version 1.15.1 of tar, that 
> raise a different error message: tar file contains obsolete base-64 headers. 
> After trying on a 64-bit machine, everything gone well.

Thanks for the recipe.  I can't easily reproduce the problem,
but I'll CC: this to bug-tar in case someone else can.
Possibly the bug is already fixed in the latest version of gnu tar.

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