Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451288
tar error message when creating archives
Last modified: 2008-06-16 19:32:05 EDT
Description of problem:
tar, as used by file-roller, outputs a error message when creating new files.
Despite that, the created archives seem to be ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a tar.bz2 or tar.gz file with file-roller.
1. Use the following command at the terminal:
$ tar --force-local --no-recursion --no-wildcards -v -p -C
/PATH/TO/FILE/TO/BE/ADDED -rf PATH/TO/ARCHIVE.tar
[pedro@spacelab ~]$ tar --force-local --no-recursion --no-wildcards -v -p -C
Workspace/ -rf Workspace.tar
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
No error message.
This is a upstream bug in tar. It seems to be already fixed, so updating to the
most recent version of tar should be enough.
Thanks for report. Sorry, but update to tar-1.20 is almost impossible for F9 (as
some patches have to be heavily modified - I did that already for Rawhide
fedora, but it is not something what I would like to do in stable release). Will
try to find out upstream solution and possibly backport the patch to tar-1.19 .
Backported the fix, built as tar-1.19-4.fc9 (rpm available at
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=663428 ) ... works ok on my
machine. Could you please test it on your machine before I push new tar to stable?
tar-1.19-4.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Installed the rpm here and it worked fine. No error message.
tar-1.19-4.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.