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Re: [Bug-tar] [GNU tar 1.27] testsuite: 63 85 failed

From: Nathan Stratton Treadway
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [GNU tar 1.27] testsuite: 63 85 failed
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:10:01 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 19:23:47 -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Nathan Stratton Treadway wrote:
> > Both these failures turn out to be tar segfaulting when the ".."
> > directory is has "a-r" permissions.
> There's a longstanding bug in GNU tar in that situation on Solaris,
> with a FIXME for it (there should be no reason to need absolute file
> names, even for incrementals), but the core dump shouldn't occur
> even with that bug present.  I pushed the following patch, which

Ah, interesting -- I saw that FIXME note in the source, but didn't know
the specific history behind it.

(For anyone curious, the previous discusion on the Solaris
getcwd-with-unreadable-parent-dir issue can be found in the list-archive threads
starting with:


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