[BusyBox 0001429]: tar failed to unpack *.tar archive

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Mon Jul 16 10:18:02 UTC 2007


The following issue has been SUBMITTED. 
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http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=1429 
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Reported By:                vicser
Assigned To:                BusyBox
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Project:                    BusyBox
Issue ID:                   1429
Category:                   Standards Compliance
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   major
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
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Date Submitted:             07-16-2007 03:18 PDT
Last Modified:              07-16-2007 03:18 PDT
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Summary:                    tar failed to unpack *.tar archive
Description: 
busybox 1.3.2 - 1.6.1
Kernel 2.4.30 (i386 PC)

tar failed to unpack archive
Error is in busybox 1.3.2 - 1.6.1
Last time tested on busybox 1.6.1 (build configuration is in attached
.config)

How to reproduce (see attachement mod_net.tar)
tar xf mod_net.tar

Operaton failes with the error message

	tar: short read

All archivers on desktop Linux systems unpack this file without errors

Archive is created by the win32 port of gnu tar:
	http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/
	http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/tar.htm

Improtant thing is that not all archives created by gnuwin32 tar
are unpackable by busybox tar - some are unpacked without problems
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Issue History 
Date Modified   Username       Field                    Change               
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07-16-07 03:18  vicser         New Issue                                    
07-16-07 03:18  vicser         Status                   new => assigned     
07-16-07 03:18  vicser         Assigned To               => BusyBox         
07-16-07 03:18  vicser         File Added: mod_net.tar                      
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