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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 1.27.1, Package name: gtar-1.27.1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

GNU tar, is a full-featured tar command that can access remote
and local magnetic tapes, tar files (ustar, POSIX, and V7), and
even compressed or gzipped versions of these.

This package provides easy installation of both the actual GNU
tape archiver and its associated info documentation.


Required to run:
[archivers/gtar-info] [archivers/gtar-base]

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   2014-02-24 09:16:56 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (6)
Log message:
Changes 1.27.1:
* Bug fixes
* Fix unquoting of file names obtained via the -T option.
* Fix GNU long link header timestamp (backward compatibility).
* Fix extracting sparse members from star archives.
   2012-09-11 21:47:04 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (95)
Log message:
"user-destdir" is default these days
   2011-05-11 09:49:59 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (11)
Log message:
Changes 1.26:
* Fix the --verify option, which broke in version 1.24.
* Fix storing long sparse file names in PAX archives.
* Fix correctness of --atime-preserve=replace.
* Work around POSIX incompatibilities on FreeBSD, NetBSD and Tru64.
* Fix bug with --one-file-system --listed-incremental.
   2010-12-12 14:10:40 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (10) | Package updated
Log message:
Update gtar to 1.25.

version 1.25 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2010-11-07

* Fix extraction of empty directories with the -C option in effect.
* Fix extraction of device nodes.
* Make sure name matching occurs before eventual name transformation.

Tar 1.24 changed the ordering of name matching and name transformation
so that the former saw already transformed file names.  This made it
impossible to match file names in certain cases.  It is fixed now.

* Fix the behavior of tar -x --overwrite on hosts lacking O_NOFOLLOW.

* Improve the testsuite.

* Alternative decompression programs.

If extraction from a compressed archive fails because the corresponding
compression program is not installed and the following two conditions
are met, tar retries extraction using an alternative decompressor:

 1. Another compression program supported by tar is able to handle this
 compression format.
 2. The compression program was not explicitly requested in the command
 line by the use of such options as -z, -j, etc.

For example, if `compress' is not available, tar will try `gzip'.

version 1.24 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2010-10-24

* The --full-time option.

New command line option `--full-time' instructs tar to output file
time stamps to the full resolution.

* Bugfixes.

** More reliable directory traversal when creating archives

Tar now checks for inconsistencies caused when a file system is
modified while tar is creating an archive.  In the new approach, tar
maintains a cache of file descriptors to directories, so it uses more
file descriptors than before, but it adjusts to system limits on
the number of file descriptors.  Tar also takes more care when
a file system is modified while tar is extracting from an archive.

The new checks are implemented via the openat and related calls
standardized by POSIX.1-2008.  On an older system where these calls do
not exist or do not return useful results, tar emulates the calls at
some cost in efficiency and reliability.

** Symbolic link attributes

When extracting symbolic links, tar now restores attributes such as
last-modified time and link permissions, if the operating system
supports this.  For example, recent versions of the Linux kernel
support setting times on symlinks, and some BSD kernels also support
symlink permissions.

** --dereference consistency

The --dereference (-h) option now applies to files that are copied
into or out of archives, independently of other options.  For example,
if F is a symbolic link and archive.tar contains a regular-file member
also named F, "tar --overwrite -x -f archive.tar F" now overwrites F
itself, rather than the file that F points to.  (To overwrite the file
that F points to, add the --dereference (-h) option.)  Formerly,
--dereference was intended to apply only when using the -c option, but
the implementation was not consistent.

Also, the --dereference option no longer affects accesses to other
files, such as archives and time stamp files.  Symbolic links to these
files are always followed.  Previously, the links were usually but not
always followed.

** Spurious error diagnostics on broken pipe.

When receiving SIGPIPE, tar would exit with error status and
"write error" diagnostics. In particular, this occurred if
invoked as in the example below:

   tar tf archive.tar | head -n 1

** --remove-files

`Tar --remove-files' failed to remove a directory which contained
symlinks to another files within that directory.

** --test-label behavior

In case of a mismatch, `tar --test-label LABEL' exits with code 1,
not 2 as it did in previous versions.

The `--verbose' option used with `--test-label' provides additional
diagnostics.

Several volume labels may be specified in a command line, e.g.:

   tar --test-label -f archive 'My volume' 'New volume' 'Test volume'

In this case, tar exits with code 0 if any one of the arguments
matches the actual volume label.

** --label used with --update

The `--label' option can be used with `--update' to prevent accidental
update of an archive:

  tar -rf archive --label 'My volume' .

This did not work in previous versions, in spite of what the docs said.

** --record-size and --tape-length (-L) options

Usual size suffixes are allowed for these options.  For example,
-L10k stands for a 10 kilobyte tape length.

** Fix dead loop on extracting existing symlinks with the -k option.
   2010-03-23 20:00:10 by Tim Zingelman | Files touched by this commit (11) | Package updated
Log message:
Update gtar to 1.23 - fixes CVE2010-0624
Also:
# Improved record size autodetection
# Use of lseek on seekable archives
# New command line option --warning
# New command line option --level
# Improved behavior if some files were removed during incremental dumps
# Modification times of PAX extended headers
# Time references in the --pax-option argument
# Augmented environment of the --to-command script
# Bugfixes:
    * Fix handling of hard link targets by -c --transform
    * Fix hard links recognition with -c --remove-files
    * Fix restoring files from backup (debian bug #508199)
    * Correctly restore modes and permissions on existing directories
    * The --remove-files option removes files only if they were succesfully \ 
stored in the archive
    * Fix storing and listing of the volume labels in POSIX format
    * Improve algorithm for splitting long file names (ustar format)
   2009-08-16 15:53:32 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (7) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 1.22:

version 1.22 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2009-03-05

* Support for xz compression

Tar uses xz for compression if one of the following conditions is met:

 1. The option --xz or -J (see below) is used.
 2. The xz binary is set as compressor using --use-compress-program option.
 3. The file name of the archive being created ends in `.xz' and
 auto-compress option (-a) is used.

Xz is used for decompression if one of the following conditions is met:

 1. The option --xz or -J is used.
 2. The xz binary is set as compressor using --use-compress-program option.
 3. The file is recognized as xz compressed stream data.

* Short option -J reassigned as a short equivalent of --xz

* New option -I

The -I option is assigned as a short equivalent for
--use-compress-program.

* The --no-recursive option works in incremental mode.

version 1.21 - Sergey Poznyakoff, 2008-12-27

* New short option -J

A shortcut for --lzma.

* New option --lzop

* New option --no-auto-compress

Cancels the effect of previous --auto-compress (-a) option.

* New option --no-null

Cancels the effect of previous --null option.

* Compressed format recognition

If tar is unable to determine archive compression format, it falls
back to using archive suffix to determine it.

* VCS support.

Using --exclude-vcs handles also files used internally by Bazaar,
Mercurial and Darcs.

* Transformation scope flags

Name transformation expressions understand additional flags that
control type of archive members affected by them.  The flags are:

 - r
   Apply transformation to regular archive members.

 - s
   Apply transformation to symbolic link targets.

 - h
   Apply transformation to hard link targets.

Corresponding upper-case letters negate the meaning, so that
`H' means ``do not apply transformation to hard link targets.''

The scope flags are listed in the third part of an `s' expression,
e.g.:

   tar --transform 's|^|/usr/local/|S'

Default is `rsh', which means that transformations are applied to
both regular archive members and to the targets of symbolic and hard
links.  If several transform expressions are used, the default flags
can be changed using `flags=' statement before the expressions, e.g.:

   tar --transform 'flags=S;s|^|/usr/local/|S'

* Bugfixes

** The --null option disabled handling of tar options in list files.  This
is fixed.
** Fixed record size autodetection.  If detected record size differs from
the expected value (either default, or set on the command line), tar
always prints a warning if verbosity level is set to 1 or greater,
i.e. if either -t or -v option is given.
   2009-07-17 06:47:27 by Roland Illig | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Fixed some pkglint warnings.
   2009-04-09 00:47:07 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Use META_PACKAGE.