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Re: Another weird tar issue (100 character filenames)

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 01:09:40PM +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 09:07:03AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > It sounds like a bug that dpkg is using the old v7 tar format which
> > had that 99 char limitation.s

tar has a fixed-length field for short (upto 100 bytes) filenames which
is not neccessarily null-terminated. Older versions of dpkg did not care
about filenames being exactly 100 bytess long and copied everything
before the next null character (which happenes to be the filemode).

> It looks like this issue returned, the question is whether the bug in
> dpkg was fixed in sarge or not, since by now woody's version of dpkg
> doesn't really matter that much anymore.

The corresponding dpkg-bug is #232025, which was fixed in dpkg 1.10.19,
way before the release of sarge.


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