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Re: tar issue: header keyword `SCHILY.fflags'



Replying to myself ...

On Sat, 2006-06-17 at 09:19 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am facing the error below during untar'ring tarball on FC5:
> 
> # tar xzvf xxxx.tar.gz 
> tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.fflags'
> tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.dev'
> tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.ino'
> tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.nlink'
> tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.fflags'
> ...
> 
> This error doesn't occur on FC4 and breaks building an rpm that has
> built flawlessly on FC < 5.
>
> Any ideas what is causing this?
Seems as if gtar has changed it's behavior.

Seemingly they abandoned the "SCHILY extensions", which seems to break
untar'ing tarballs others pack using other tars.

>  Googling seems to indicate the SCHILY.*
> errors to be related to "TAR-SCHILY extensions".
> 
> How to work around it? 
Using star instead gtar seems to help.

> Why is FC < 5 not affected?

Ralf



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