[Bug 10941] New: dpkg no longer extracts symbolic links

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Fri Apr 13 08:49:19 UTC 2018


https://bugs.busybox.net/show_bug.cgi?id=10941

            Bug ID: 10941
           Summary: dpkg no longer extracts symbolic links
           Product: Busybox
           Version: 1.28.x
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P5
         Component: Other
          Assignee: unassigned at busybox.net
          Reporter: phil at munts.net
                CC: busybox-cvs at busybox.net
  Target Milestone: ---

Created attachment 7561
  --> https://bugs.busybox.net/attachment.cgi?id=7561&action=edit
BusyBox .config

With BusyBox 1.28.3, if I attempt to install a Debian package with dpkg that
contains symbolic links in data.tar.gz, they are not extracted.  Doesn't matter
whether the links are relative or absolute.

If I manually extract data.tar.gz with ar and then unpack it with tar xzf, the
symbolic links are created properly.

This is an absolute show stopper for me, as I am creating custom packages of
third party software (such as Mono) that contain symbolic links.

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