[openssl-users] Unexpected error when I untar OpenSSL 1.0.2d

mancha mancha1 at zoho.com
Fri Jul 31 18:12:53 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:21:07PM +0100, Matt Caswell wrote:
> On 27/07/15 20:50, Pavneet Jauhal wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > When I attempt to untar OpenSSL 1.0.2d tar-ball, I get an unexpected
> > failure.  Error looks something like this;
> > 
> > openssl-1.0.2d/VMS/VMSify-conf.pl openssl-1.0.2d/VMS/WISHLIST.TXT
> > tar: A lone zero block at 52140
> > 
> > I only see this with GNU tar. 
> GNU tar is stricter than other tar programs. It expects to see a
> double zero block at the end of the tar file, and in this case there
> is only one.
> This is caused by a bug in a program called tardy which we use during
> the release process to clean up our tar files. Due to this problem we
> have now dropped its use so (hopefully) this shouldn't happen again.
> The error message is actually only a warning. The tar file should have
> still extracted successfully. It is safe to ignore this.

Hi Matt.

I took a look at tardy after reading your email.

If the OpenSSL project would benefit from continued usage of tardy, you
can re-build tardy 1.28 after applying my POSIX trailing zero-records
fix [1].



[1] http://sf.net/projects/mancha/files/misc/tardy-1.28_posix-eoa.diff

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