tar-1.26 not unpacking archives with symlinks?

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Mon Apr 2 04:38:31 UTC 2012


On Wednesday 29 February 2012 12:33:02 Ed W wrote:
> Hi, I'm hitting an error when trying to unpack archives with the
> recently unmasked tar-1.26.  Basically any symlinks in the archive
> trigger an "unknown file" error.  This prevents me using emerge -k
> amongst other things
> 
> I only see this on uclibc-0.9.33 based system, not on the build host
> which uses glibc amd64
> 
> Can anyone else repro this and shed any light on what the problem might
> be?  Problem in tar or uclibc?

fchmodat() is a syscall that takes 3 args.  uClibc was providing a stub that 
treated it as 4.  i fixed things up, so if you want to try with the fix i just 
committed, that'd be nice ...
-mike
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