quotes ridiculous large sizes

Bug #702653 reported by Martin Pool on 2011-01-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pax (Debian)
Fix Released
pax (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pax

> pax: ustar vol 1, 747 files, 919543564541624320 bytes read, 578133281422478456 bytes written.

My laptop doesn't actually have 500PB of disk. It wrote 109MB.

The command was

find ~ \( \
    -path ~/backup \
    -o -path ~/.cache \
    \) -prune -o \
    -readable -type f -newer $timestamp -print0 |
pax -w0vzf ~/backup/lithe-home-`date -Imin`.tgz

and the output file produced looks reasonable.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: pax 1:20090728-1build1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jan 13 16:46:53 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: pax

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :
Dave Rolsky (autarch) wrote :

This is actually a somewhat serious bug. It seems that amavis uses pax to determine the file size of some attachments. When pax reports ridiculously large sizes amavis won't scan the file.

Changed in pax (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in pax (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Thorsten Glaser (mirabilos) wrote :

Should be fixed with the Ubuntu sync of 1:20120216-1

Changed in pax (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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