tar-1.26 not unpacking archives with symlinks?

Ed W lists at wildgooses.com
Tue Apr 3 13:35:47 UTC 2012

On 02/04/2012 05:38, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> 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

Excellent - many thanks

Out of the country at present - will verify on my return

Again many thanks

Ed W

More information about the uClibc mailing list