Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53757
tar utility changes in 7.1 incompatible with other UNIX platforms
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:12 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a tarkit on Solaris, HPPA, or AIX
2.untar it on Linux
Please attach a sample tar file showing this problem.
Created attachment 32018 [details]
Tar file that reproduces the problem.
Fixed in tar-1.13.25-1.