AW: Slightly funny tar ball for openssl 1.1.1c ?

Dr. Matthias St. Pierre Matthias.St.Pierre at
Tue May 28 19:12:21 UTC 2019

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> I don't thing I have seen this before :
> beta $ gzip -dc ../src/openssl-1.1.1c.tar.gz | tar -xf -
> tar: pax_global_header: typeflag 'g' not recognized, converting to
> regular file
> beta $
> Must be a gnu tar thing?

Hi Dennis,

it's not a bug, it's a feature.  ;-)

No seriously: it's the `git archive` command which is used to export the tree
into a tarfile. It adds an extended header containing the commit hash of the
commit which was exported. Older tar programs don't know how to deal
with that header and are a bit confused about it.

We had a similar discussion after 1.1.1b was released, it started here

see in particular reply

and the links to the LKML which it contains


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