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Re: untarring symlinks with ../ fails randomly
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:37:03 +0200
- Subject: Re: untarring symlinks with ../ fails randomly
- References: <1309437783.2097.68.camel@geldmacher-pc>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Jun 30 14:43, Wolf Geldmacher wrote:
> Dear all,
> 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/188.8.131.52 to
> cygwin1.ddl/184.108.40.206 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?
I never saw this happen. Therefore, somebody actually seeing this
problem has to debug it. The least I need is an strace.
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