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Re: [Bug-tar] Bug regarding --exclude in 1.29

From: Nathan Stratton Treadway
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Bug regarding --exclude in 1.29
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 13:12:48 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 16:54:02 +0200, Christian Ehrhardt wrote:
> I found and reported the issue in Ubuntu, but no one but me cares so far:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+source/tar/+bug/1588690
> https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=826195
> TL;DR:
> 1.28 working
> 1.29 Failing
> So I tried upstream tar from https://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
> ./configure
> make -j4
> rm -rf dir; mkdir -p dir/subdir; touch dir/subdir/file; ./src/tar -c -f
> /tmp/test.tar -C dir subdir --exclude subdir/file; ./src/tar -tf
> /tmp/test.tar subdir/file

This looks like the issue that was discussed on this list recently under
the subject line "tar 1.29 bug: tar ignores --exclude option" (and also
Debian bug#824902).

See, for example:



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