Subject: Re: tar problems in
To: Robert Swindells <>
From: Martin Weber <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/13/2002 00:01:56
On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 08:18:01PM +0000, Robert Swindells wrote:
> Is there a description anywhere of what was required to get around the
> build problems reported back in October when tar was changed to be a
> link to pax ?
> I have got current sources and have rebuilt and installed pax/tar
> from them, but am still getting the error caused by the empty archive.

You should get the latest pax/tar (i.e. from today) because it was
quite brutally broken wrt empty archives in the past few days (could
even result in you nuking your own data).

(to be exact, tar -rf <emptyarchive> were broken and from the day
before yesterday until yesterday tar -rf was broken in general)

If the problem persists then, a better description of what's going
wrong surely would be helpful :)