Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#20660 new defect

tar fails with message tar:invalid magic

Reported by: dr431 Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Chaos Calmer 15.05
Component: kernel Version: Chaos Calmer 15.05
Keywords: Cc:


This command fails:

tar -tvf snortrules
tar: invalid tar magic

I copied the file to a machine running Debian and another running Fedora and the command works on both systems ok.

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by bittorf@…

this is fixed in busybox bdb540e04f3eb52c4cd790c45c5d8efd6d749c70 with Mon May 11 16:55:16 2015 +0200
"tar: do not try to decode GNU extended headers as pax headers"

you can patch your local busybox or wait till we bump to next release.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dr431

Thanks. CC Busybox release date was 9/14, which is more recent than the May 11 patch date. Wouldn't the 9/14 release have the May patch in it?

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by bittorf@…

no it has not. it uses the latest stable busybox release from 23 March 2015 = v1.23.2

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