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Bug 327641

Summary: app-arch/tar-1.23 enters dead loop on extracting symlinks with -k option
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: srunni
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Severity: normal CC: pankoAA
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description srunni 2010-07-09 18:41:20 UTC
When using the -k option, tar will simply pause during execution if it encounters a symlink.

A patch is available here:

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch tar with -k flag to extract a tarball with symlinks
2. Watch output.
3. Observe tar freezing.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2010-07-18 21:06:51 UTC
added to tar-1.23-r3 ... thanks for the upstream info
Comment 2 Rafał Mużyło 2010-07-20 13:07:18 UTC
*** Bug 329105 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Wormo (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-08-12 19:47:03 UTC
*** Bug 329105 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***