corrupt zip/tar archives in the repository?
While recursively unpacking source archives in the debian repository
(see ), I noticed a small number of packages that contain corrupt
zip/tgz archives. Logs from unpacking them are available from:
The error messages are mixed in the output due to different buffering
for stdout vs stderr. Searching for ' ' helps to find the real errors.
A dd-list of the 14 packages is included below.
Some of the corrupt archives may actually be appropriate. I could
imagine that a corrupt archive can be included in a package to test
regressions for a compressor, or similar self-test reasons. However,
that should be the exception, and I think the majority (if not all) of
these packages actually contains unintentionally corrupt archives.
Some of the corrupt archives is the *.orig.tar.gz archive itself, and
before noticing that this was a generic problem I reported this against
the 'e3' package, see
This problem could also be due to bugs in tar, gzip or unzip, although I
find that somewhat unlikely.
I think it would be nice if there weren't corrupt archives in the
package pool, but I'm not sure if others consider this a real problem.
What do you think about reporting these as wishlist bugs?
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