Bug 53757 - tar utility changes in 7.1 incompatible with other UNIX platforms
Summary: tar utility changes in 7.1 incompatible with other UNIX platforms
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-17 20:32 UTC by Jim Lord
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-18 13:30:46 UTC
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Tar file that reproduces the problem. (568.64 KB, patch)
2001-09-18 13:30 UTC, Jim Lord
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Description Jim Lord 2001-09-17 20:32:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (WinNT; U)

Description of problem:
The GNU tar that ships with 7.1 is giving me an error when untarring kits that untar'ed on previous versions of the Linux OS.

when I execute the command:    tar xfv vload01.00-p004.t, I see the error:
tar:  ## garbage bytes ignored at end of archive
tar:  Error exit delayed from previous errors

The error status kills the execution of our installation tool.

We have tarkits known as "independent" kits because the contents are the same for ALL UNIX platforms.  It was bad enough that I had to 
work around the Linux tar's  "EOF error"  by creating a wrapper script around tar that used the blocking factor of 1, but now this new error 
has stopped us from being able to qualify 7.1 as a usuable Linux O/S for our software.

Is there a known workaround that will allow us to untar this tarfiles without the "garbage" error?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a tarkit on Solaris, HPPA, or AIX
2.untar it on Linux

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-18 08:57:55 UTC
Please attach a sample tar file showing this problem.

Comment 2 Jim Lord 2001-09-18 13:30:42 UTC
Created attachment 32018 [details]
Tar file that reproduces the problem.

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-27 16:42:21 UTC
Fixed in tar-1.13.25-1.

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