Question about tar v1.28

Bryan Berns bryan.berns@gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 15:36:00 GMT 2016


> Could be an accidental regression in my cygwin-specific patches betweenthe two versions. But I don't normally use or test on text-mounts, so
> I'll need confirmation that you are indeed experiencing the problem only
>

For what it's worth, I recently had the similar issues with Cygwin tar
on text-mounted volumes in the last year.  We had users moving between
Cygwin tar and Redhat tar and there were issues extracting the tar
files.  I instructed them to create a binary mount for tar-related
purposes and that addressed the issue.  We need to use text-mounts, in
general, for other reasons.  It would be great if tar could be
adjusted to operate properly in these scenarios.

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