Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > I just built new xml-security-c packages to fix the current FTBFS bug, and > lintian returned the following error message: > > E: libxml-security-c-doc: deb-created-with-broken-tar file: /usr/share/doc/libxml-security-c-doc/c/apiDocs/winutils_2XSECBinHTTPURIInputStream_8hpp-source.html > N: > N: The binary package was created with a broken version of tar. Some > N: versions of tar contain a bug, which make the resulting .deb broken. > N: On unpack, some filenames are going to be corrupted. > N: > N: This package was build with such a version of tar, and the mentioned > N: filename is corrupted. Refer to Debian bug #230910 for more > N: information, or simply update your tar-version and rebuild. > > (along with several other files). These filenames are indeed exactly 100 > characters long, as mentioned in the referenced bug. The bug, however, > indicates that this may not have really been a bug in tar but rather was a > bug in dpkg with its inability to handle filenames that were exactly 100 > characters (apparently one isn't supposed to nul-terminate in that > case). It sounds like a bug that dpkg is using the old v7 tar format which had that 99 char limitation.s Why can't dpkg use the newer ustar or pax formats? -- Roger Leigh Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ Debian GNU/Linux http://www.debian.org/ GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848. Please sign and encrypt your mail.
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