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From "Thomas Hallgren (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COMPRESS-175) GNU Tar sometimes uses binary encoding for UID and GID
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:58:59 GMT

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Thomas Hallgren commented on COMPRESS-175:
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Here's a link to a file that fails to unpack without the patch:

http://forge.puppetlabs.com/system/releases/c/cparedes/cparedes-puppet_opsview-0.2.tar.gz
                
> GNU Tar sometimes uses binary encoding for UID and GID
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COMPRESS-175
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-175
>             Project: Commons Compress
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Archivers
>    Affects Versions: 1.3
>            Reporter: Thomas Hallgren
>         Attachments: TarArchiveEntry.patch
>
>
> Some tar files have UID and GID fields that start with the binary marker 0x80. The TarArchiveEntry
is unable to cope with that since it assumes that UID and GID are always ASCII.

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