Bug 963671 - tar: option '--xattr' is ambiguous
tar: option '--xattr' is ambiguous
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pavel Raiskup
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Reported: 2013-05-16 07:07 EDT by Petr Sklenar
Modified: 2013-06-07 03:03 EDT (History)
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Description Petr Sklenar 2013-05-16 07:07:12 EDT
Description of problem:
option '--xattr' is not working

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /;tar cvf name.tar /tmp/
2. tar --xattr -xf name.tar
Actual results:
tar is not untar
tar: option '--xattr' is ambiguous
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.

Expected results:
tar is untar

Additional info:
tar-1.26-12.el7.x86_64: works
tar-1.26-21.el7.ppc64: this bug
Comment 4 Pavel Raiskup 2013-05-16 07:24:28 EDT
Well.  In newest tar are new options --xattrs-include/--xattrs-exclude, which
clashes with --xattrs in that way.  These options were not in RHEL6.

I'm not sure if the --xattr option was ever supported in RHEL - most probably
not.  The bug #963671 seems to be just about memory leak, it is not testing
whether the '--xattr' works.  I would simply fix that test.

Comment 5 Pavel Raiskup 2013-05-16 07:56:05 EDT
> not.  The bug #963671 seems to be just about memory leak, it is not testing

Ohh .. I mean the bug #518079 of course.


The xattrs-include/xattrs-exclude was added upstream by this commit:


Comment 6 Pavel Raiskup 2013-06-07 03:03:40 EDT
With Petr's ACK: this is expected behavior and unlikely to be changed (--xattr
option was never really supported) - so not a bug in RHEL7 tar and our tests
will be changed.  Thanks for looking at it!  Pavel

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