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Re: [Bug-tar] tar 1.29: 112 Tests failed

From: Pavel Raiskup
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] tar 1.29: 112 Tests failed
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:06:49 +0200
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On Friday 03 of June 2016 13:25:09 Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 06/03/2016 10:18 AM, Markus Steinborn wrote:
> > Value 1229201104 out of uid_t range 0..2097151. Yes, 1229201104 is the 
> > real uid of the user being used (generated by realmd).
> Ouch, that sort of thing is going to be hard for tar users in general, 
> not just for 'make check'.

Most users don't even know.  That's because tar by default uses format
that does not suffer from this limitation.

But yes, there is e.g. issue with automake && tar, automake uses ustar
archive by default.

> That being said, I suppose that these 112 tests can be skipped if the
> user ID is outlandish.

Or possibly we could just test smaller subset of archive formats?


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