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Bug#29191: marked as done (busybox "star" command incompatible with cpio)

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From: Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@worldvisions.ca>
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Subject: busybox "star" command incompatible with cpio
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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.0.11


The busybox "star" command does not seem to be compatible with tar files
created by GNU cpio 2.4.2-21.  Directories that cpio includes in the archive
do _not_ end in a trailing slash character, and busybox assumes that they
will, so we end up with directory names truncated by one character.

I'm not sure whether cpio is violating standard tar format or not.  The
following patch should correct the problem for busybox, anyway.

Have fun,


diff -u -r1.1.1.2 tarfn.c
--- busybox/tarfn.c	1998/11/09 03:50:34
+++ busybox/tarfn.c	1998/11/09 04:13:47
@@ -136,7 +136,8 @@
 			/* Else, Fall Through */
 		case Directory:
-			h.Name[nameLength - 1] = '\0';
+			if (h.Name[nameLength - 1] == '/')
+				h.Name[nameLength - 1] = '\0';
 			status = (*functions->MakeDirectory)(&h);
 		case HardLink:

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