[Bug 9406] New: Busybox 1.25.0 - tar: bad tar magic

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Mon Nov 7 21:18:34 UTC 2016


            Bug ID: 9406
           Summary: Busybox 1.25.0 - tar: bad tar magic
           Product: Busybox
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: Standard Compliance
          Assignee: unassigned at busybox.net
          Reporter: awiouy at gmail.com
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
  Target Milestone: ---

Created attachment 6801
  --> https://bugs.busybox.net/attachment.cgi?id=6801&action=edit
Busybox config


tar xzvf of the linked file fails with "bad tar magic" on Busybox 1.25.0
(config attached), but succeeds on Ubuntu.


Other files fail to decompress with "short read".

A quick search found similar symptoms on Alpine and OpenWRT, but no fix, only a
workaround: install tar. This is not an option on LibreELEC: Busybox tar should
work as expected, and tar is too large. 

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