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Re: untarring symlinks with ../ fails randomly
- From: Wolf Geldmacher <wolf dot geldmacher at abacus dot ch>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:43:03 +0200
- Subject: Re: untarring symlinks with ../ fails randomly
just joining after being hit by an obviously known issue:
Running tar (in my case to extract openssl-0.9.8r.tar.gz) results in
symbolic links being randomly substituted by zero length mode 0 files as
described in http://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2011-04/msg00299.html.
For me this happens on both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
The interesting (new?) tidbit:
In sheer desparation I downgraded from cygwin1.dll/184.108.40.206 to
cygwin1.ddl/220.127.116.11 via setup.exe and the issue seems to be gone.
As this is the only change I made: Is it possible that the problem is
not an issue with tar (as discussed on the mailing list) but in fact a
regression in cygwin1.dll?
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
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