AW: OpenSSL version 1.1.1b published

Matthias St. Pierre Matthias.St.Pierre at
Wed Feb 27 12:00:55 UTC 2019

On 27.02.19 10:09, Jan Ehrhardt wrote:
> Thomas J. Hruska in gmane.comp.encryption.openssl.user (Tue, 26 Feb 2019
> 23:07:53 -0700):
>> On 2/26/2019 10:05 PM, Dr. Matthias St. Pierre wrote:
>>> Hi Thomas,
>>>> Unlike previous releases, this tar-gzipped file contains a 52 byte file
>>>> called 'pax_global_header'.  The contents of the file contain a single
>>>> line of text:
>>>> 52 comment=50eaac9f3337667259de725451f201e784599687
>>> my extracted tarball does not contain this file. This seems to be a bug of the tar command which was fixed in 1.14.
>>> HTH,
>>> Matthias
>> Okay.  Certain versions of 7-Zip seem to be affected.  Just a FYI in
>> case anyone else brings it up on the list.
> I ran into this using 7-Zip 18.05 (x64) on Windows, which is a fairly
> recent version.

Thanks for the Updates about 7-Zip. But IMHO it is not really an issue, just a little 'manufacturing byproduct'.
As Linus wrote on the LKML mailing list: this file can safely be ignored/removed. Alternatively, you
can view it as a feature, because this file actually contains useful information: It's the id of the commit
from whose tree the tar file was created:

If it really disturbs you, you might want to get in touch with the 7-Zip Developers on their SourceForge Forum.


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