Bug 594044

Summary: options --old-archive and --old-archive are not recognized
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Miroslav Suchý <msuchy>
Component: tarAssignee: Ondrej Vasik <ovasik>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: qe-baseos-daemons
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Priority: low    
Version: 6.0CC: asersen, azelinka, ddumas, syeghiay
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Fixed In Version: tar-1.23-3.el6 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Miroslav Suchý 2010-05-20 12:41:22 UTC
Description of problem:
[msuchy@dri//tmp]$ tar -c --old-archive -vf smart2.tar smartpm-0.2
tar: --old-archive: (PROGRAM ERROR) Option should have been recognized!?
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
[msuchy@dri//tmp]$ tar -c --portability -vf smart2.tar smartpm-0.2
tar: --old-archive: (PROGRAM ERROR) Option should have been recognized!?
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qf `which tar`
tar-1.23-1.el6.x86_64

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run tar -c --old-archive -vf smart2.tar smartpm-0.2
  
Actual results:
error

Expected results:
option is either recognized or not mentioned in man page

Additional info:
these option should be synonym to --format=v7 and option --format=v7 works as expected

Comment 1 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-20 13:13:13 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
inclusion.

Comment 2 Ondrej Vasik 2010-05-20 14:18:50 UTC
Thanks for filling bugzilla. This was recently reported to upstream http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2010-05/msg00015.html - considered harmless - as it was introduced ~6 years ago, so probably nobody uses it. Should be easy to fix - anyway.

Comment 5 Miroslav Suchý 2010-07-01 13:45:23 UTC
[msuchy@dri//tmp]$  tar -c --old-archive -vf smart2.tar imvirt-0.9.0
tar: --old-archive: (PROGRAM ERROR) Option should have been recognized!?
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
[msuchy@dri//tmp]$ rpm -q tar
tar-1.23-2.el6.x86_64

seems that is was not fixed.

Comment 11 releng-rhel@redhat.com 2010-11-10 21:45:55 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.