[Bug 6086] tar is broken on Android: resulting stream is too short and loses information

bugzilla at busybox.net bugzilla at busybox.net
Thu Sep 26 14:26:22 UTC 2013


Danila Galimov <bgrh at mail.ru> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

--- Comment #12 from Danila Galimov <bgrh at mail.ru> 2013-09-26 14:26:22 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #8)
> > Danila, try with tar -xvzf joe-3.7-android.tar.gz instead.
> > 
> > tar -xvf joe-3.7-android.tar.gz may work as well
> It doesn't work with both cases, saying
> "1|shell at android:/storage/sdcard0/flash $ tar -xvzf joe-3.7-android.tar.gz
> tar -xvzf joe-3.7-android.tar.gz
> tar: invalid option -- z" for the first
> and or that earlier referenced output about invalid magic

I've contacted the author of this busybox build, Stephen Erickson, and he have
solved the problem. It seems that tar was not build with gzip option enabled.

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