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Re: [Bug-tar] Filesystem detection

From: Tim Kientzle
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Filesystem detection
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 22:58:41 -0700

> 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.

Is there a file over 2GB in the archive?


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