Subject: bin/27035: `new' in-tree tar fails where GNU tar succeeds
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/25/2004 13:57:07
>Number:         27035
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       `new' in-tree tar fails where GNU tar succeeds
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Sep 25 20:58:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Paul Shupak
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0H
System: NetBSD cobalt 2.0H NetBSD 2.0H (COBALT-$Revision: 1.4 $) #697: Thu Sep 23 04:07:19 PDT 2004 root@svcs:/sys/arch/i386/compile/COBALT i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	On a particular file, the `standard' "tar" fails with the messages:

tar: End of archive volume 1 reached
tar: Unexpected EOF on archive file

	GNU "tar" (i.e. "gtar") just works.

	Try to extract the distribution file for the "fastcap" package from
	pkgsrc, i.e. "fastcap-2.0-18Sep92.tgz".

	NOTE: "file" reports the archive as:

fastcap-2.0-18Sep92.tgz: gzip compressed data, was "fastcap-2.0-18Sep92.tar", from MS-DOS

	where the "from MS-DOS" is probably important.
	Don't know.