On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 02:36:22PM -0400, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > zlib: EIO from tar? Wat's that? And how does this rcmd come into the game?
> > What is rcmd? This looks very suspicious.
> rcmd is the libc function that does the client side of the rsh protocol.
> tar uses this for rmt. If you do "tar -f host:/dev/rmt0" then tar uses
> rcmd to do "rsh host /etc/rmt /dev/rmt0". So if you are using a file name
> with a colon in it, that could explain it. Use --force-local to avoid that.
Yup, that's another incarnation of the colon in absolute path because of
epoch issue. The version number of zlib1g is 1:1.1.3-12
I will file a bug report.
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