Bug Fix Advisory tar bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2005:380-10
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2005-10-05
Last updated on: 2005-10-05
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

Details

An updated tar package that fixes various bugs is now available.

The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive.

The following issues have been addressed:

- The tar utility did not extract sparse files properly when sending output
somewhere other than a plain file, e.g., to /dev/null, or to a pipe. This
was due to tar attempting to perform operations such as seek and ftruncate
that do not work on non-files.

- The tar utility incorrectly handled files with long names. This error
occured with file names of 100 or more bytes.

- The tar utility produced incorrect (higher) total estimates it archived
sparse files to /dev/null.

Users of tar should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these
issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: b738df3d9c5817617045956b6ef8fb50
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 13a1aadcfcaca669a9d686b22d32d3fc
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 6d3c694eac3be19f4945fb111c1e21d7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: b738df3d9c5817617045956b6ef8fb50
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 13a1aadcfcaca669a9d686b22d32d3fc
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: dc7f20cfbc4c88a9ea2c921986f50e86
 
PPC:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 4c2bc6e269d072a1b30e0bfba528ac37
 
s390:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: d38478d438eaee40b33b84223b4acce4
 
s390x:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: d162fde1e702add1c875f5abe2af4d90
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 6d3c694eac3be19f4945fb111c1e21d7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: b738df3d9c5817617045956b6ef8fb50
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 13a1aadcfcaca669a9d686b22d32d3fc
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: dc7f20cfbc4c88a9ea2c921986f50e86
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 6d3c694eac3be19f4945fb111c1e21d7
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: b738df3d9c5817617045956b6ef8fb50
 
IA-32:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 13a1aadcfcaca669a9d686b22d32d3fc
 
IA-64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: dc7f20cfbc4c88a9ea2c921986f50e86
 
x86_64:
tar-1.14-8.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0141
    MD5: 6d3c694eac3be19f4945fb111c1e21d7
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

154882 - tar 1.14 doesn't extract sparse files correctly, breaking amanda



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