bug in cygwin tar reading unexpected input(s)...

L A Walsh cygwin@tlinx.org
Sat Jun 19 11:34:19 GMT 2021

On 2021/06/16 10:22, Achim Gratz wrote:
> L A Walsh writes:
>> Tar'ing up a windows dir (ProgData) had some unexected failures
>> of the sort:
>> tar: Dbgview: Warning: Cannot llistxattrat: No such file or director,
>> Where the item listed (Dbgview, ...) is a windows symlink like:
>> 2019/02/07  22:53    <SYMLINK>      Dbgview [SI\Dbgview.exe],
>> and stems from the use of the --xattrs switch.
> Hmm.  Looks like some of the symlink / attrs content is taking a route
> that doesn't deal correctly with '\' as a path separator.  Which isn't
> too terribly surprising in a way, but it would still be useful to find
> out where.  Can you run (a pared down) example in strace and show the
> result?
Interesting diagnosis.  Won't know if I can do so until I've tried.
Should be _able_ to setup a test case, will have to try it and see.

Thanks for the exact diagnosis of what's needed, and next step!  :-)

Will try to get to it,  but am trying to deal with other problems at
the same time (one of which was the one that had me do full backups)...

> Regards,
> Achim.

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