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Re: buildd, weird tar problem and failure

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:53:47AM +0200, Christophe Prud'homme wrote:
> [ Monday 19 April 2004 18.44 ]
> | On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 09:48:07AM +0200, Christophe Prud'homme wrote:
> | > For each extraction, there is this 'PaxHeaders.8890' that appears (which
> | > is not present in my tarball of course), then buildd fails lamentably to
> | > compile freefem3d. Could anyone enlight me on this ? I have no idea where
> | > it comes from.
> |
> | They are. This is no GNU tar archive, it is a pax archive which is not
> | supported by stable tar versions.
> | GNU tar only uses filetypes 0-9 and uppercase letters, lowercase letters
> | are used in newer POSIX standards.
> well my archive was generated by tar on a i386 platform and everything runs 
> fine here !

"which is not supported by stable tar versions." Meaning: "the tar
version in stable".

> moreover for m68k it ran ok (look at buildd report). However for 
> all other platforms it seems that something weird happened to the tarball or 
> something is wrong with the plaforms and buildd failed for my package.

Unlike most of the other architectures, some buildd machines for the
m68k platform run unstable in the host system. sbuild (the actual
building component of buildd) runs dpkg-source in the host system...

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 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
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