Bug 451288 - tar error message when creating archives
tar error message when creating archives
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-13 14:24 EDT by Pedro Matiello
Modified: 2008-06-16 19:32 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.19-4.fc9
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 19:32:05 EDT
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Description Pedro Matiello 2008-06-13 14:24:11 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.

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How reproducible:

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
Actual results:
[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

Expected results:
No error message.

Additional info:
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.
Comment 1 Ondrej Vasik 2008-06-16 05:52:56 EDT
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 . 
Comment 2 Pedro Matiello 2008-06-16 07:37:37 EDT
Comment 3 Ondrej Vasik 2008-06-16 07:57:48 EDT
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?
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-06-16 08:08:29 EDT
tar-1.19-4.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
Comment 5 Pedro Matiello 2008-06-16 08:18:47 EDT
Installed the rpm here and it worked fine. No error message.

Thanks. :)
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2008-06-16 19:32:03 EDT
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.

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