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Re: tar hangs on unpacking calcoo_1.3.16.orig.tar

On Nov 26 19:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 01:20:50AM +0100, Reinier Post wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 04:39:39PM -0500, Eliot Moss wrote:
> >> I wonder if some process has created the file in
> >> question and still has it open. Then a call to
> >> create, and a call to unlink, will both fail.
> >
> >But the call to open is failing (the fd returned is -1),
> >which is why the unlink() is executed in the first place,
> >and it does *not* fail.
> >
> >My vote for Stephan Mueller's suggestion that the 'aux' in the
> >name is causing the problem - but this still doesn't explaing why
> >the unlink() claims to succeed (returning 0); the loop within tar
> >should be changed to deal with this situation in any case.
> No, it shouldn't.  We are not going to patch every conceivable
> program to understand MS-DOS special files.
> This won't be a problem with Cygwin 1.7.  If you want a fix change
> to that.

Just as a sidenote a pointer to the new User's Guide:


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