tar 1.15.1 broken

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Thu Oct 27 12:29:00 GMT 2005

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According to Alan Hourihane on 10/27/2005 3:30 AM:
> Now, having upgraded everything to the latest releases things started to
> go wrong with the packaging scripts.
> tar started to bleat with "Cannot stat: No such file or directory" for
> lots of different things.

Can you reproduce this down into a smaller test case?  Tar is only
printing the error message it gets from calling stat(), so now we need to
figure out if tar is passing bad information to stat() or if cygwin is
having problems doing the stat().  If you can reproduce a smaller
testcase, it might also help to run strace between the two versions to see
what might have changed in the sequence of syscalls.

> I've reverted to tar 1.13.25 and everything is fine.
> One other thing to note is that I'm building on a samba connected drive
> if that matters to tar.

I don't have access to a samba drive myself, so if it IS drive related
(although I am inclined to doubt that), it will be up to you to do a lot
of the debugging effort.

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