Description of problem:
Upgrading from tar-1.23-7.el6.x86_64 to tar-1.23-11.el6.x86_64 introduced a problem with the -W verify switch. Problem seems to have started with tar-1.23-9.el6.x86_64
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. tar -cvWf mytarfile.tar *
file.txt: Mode differs
file.txt: Gid differs
file.txt: Mod time differs
This is my first bug report. Hopefully I am providing enough information.
Created attachment 712790 [details]
Example case of error
We tried to downgrade to tar-1.23-9.el6.x86_64 but the problem did not go away. When we downgraded to tar-1.23-7.el6.x86_64 it went back to normal behavior.
Inspecting the tar file, the contents look correct.
Tested on two separate systems both running RHEL 6.4. Also tested on mounted and local file systems with the same results.
Hi Will, thanks for the report. This is really caused by the RH-tar commit
a309347d41ac4 (longnames patch). Upstream fixed this later by:
There are some other patches fixing/enhancing -W option which should be
observed in upstream but this should fix the major issue.
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*** Bug 963237 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 976553 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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