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Bug 171625 - "invalid sparse archive member" when extracting tars
"invalid sparse archive member" when extracting tars
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 187538
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Reported: 2005-10-24 11:17 EDT by Josh Kelley
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0336
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-05-03 17:45:55 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2006:0336 normal SHIPPED_LIVE tar bug fix update 2006-05-03 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Josh Kelley 2005-10-24 11:17:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
Using tar to extract tar files created within Amanda often gives the following errors:
tar: ./filename: invalid sparse archive member
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers

This causes problems when restoring backups from Amanda.

This has been reported against Fedora Core in bug 143969 and bug 146314 but has not yet been fixed (as far as I can tell) in RHEL.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an Amanda backup.
2. Try to restore it: amrestore -p /dev/nst0 server /home | tar xvf - 


Actual Results:  Error message:
tar: ./filename: invalid sparse archive member
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers

Expected Results:  Successful restore.

Additional info:
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-05-03 17:45:55 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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