Bug 390 - tar with compression over pipe produces error
Summary: tar with compression over pipe produces error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar
Version: 5.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1998-12-11 16:45 UTC by ppe
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-29 17:17:09 UTC

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Description ppe 1998-12-11 16:45:59 UTC
When I tar and compress a file and send this over a pipe
I get the following strange result:

[ppe@zaphod ppe]$ tar czO recipes.ps | tar tzf -

gzip: stdin: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

The error is causing trouble when using "tar z" within ftp.
So I am using now "tar | gzip -c" within ftp, which is
working fine. Still, tar should not send the trailing stuff
when writing to stdout (I think this is only intented when
writing to tape to fill the last block). The Tar z works
fine on other linux or unix derivates.

------- Email Received From  Peter Englmaier <ppe.edu> 03/27/99 17:09 -------

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-27 23:17:59 UTC
If I apply your patch, does that also fix the original problem (
using tar z within ftp)?

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-29 17:17:59 UTC
Your (corrected) patch is in tar-1.12-9. Thanks.

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