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From "Stefan Bodewig (Resolved) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (COMPRESS-163) Unable to extract a file larger than 8GB from a Posix-format tar archive
Date Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:36:39 GMT


Stefan Bodewig resolved COMPRESS-163.

    Resolution: Fixed

The setSize Method is also used when creating entries prior to writing them and as long as
Compress is unable to write archives with entries bigger than 8GiB it is better to keep the

Therefore I opted to add a new setter method with svn revision 1211393
> Unable to extract a file larger than 8GB from a Posix-format tar archive
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMPRESS-163
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Compressors
>    Affects Versions: 1.3
>         Environment: The tar archive used for testing was created by GNU tar, but the
problem will occur with any Posix-formatted tar file containing files over 8GB in size.
>            Reporter: John Kodis
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 1.4
>         Attachments: 0003-Allow-reading-large-files-from-Posix-tar-archives.patch
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
> An attempt to read a posix-format tar archive containing a file in excess of 8^11 bytes
in size will fail with a "Size out of range" illegal argument exception.

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