Re: [dev] [sbase] [tar] some errors

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 23:08:39 +0100

On Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:07:11 +0000
Cág <> wrote:


> I was trying to create an archive with my gtk themes with
> "tar -c themes | xz > themes.tar.xz"
> and it says "tar:strlcpy: input string too long".
> The same happens without piping. BusyBox' tar did this
> fine.
> Also, when trying to extract the created archive (tar -xvf),
> it says "malformed tar archive". I've tried creating an
> archive from a single file, tar does it but when trying to
> extract it I get the error above.

can you design a minimal working example? Many tar implementations out
there are unsafe or "bend" the standard in some way. Maybe we can
resolve this easily as soon as you provide us with more information.



Laslo Hunhold <>
Received on Fri Dec 23 2016 - 23:08:39 CET

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