tar-1.26 not unpacking archives with symlinks?

Bernhard Reutner-Fischer rep.dot.nop at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 16:45:05 UTC 2012

On Feb 29, 2012 6:33 PM, "Ed W" <lists at wildgooses.com> 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?

Can you provide a tarbalk with one file that exhibits the problem, plus an
strafe of the attempt to unpack it?

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