tar doesn't stop after extracting with --occurrence parameter

Bug #302468 reported by Martin Schaaf
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tar (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Intrepid by Martin Schaaf
Nominated for Jaunty by Martin Schaaf

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tar

I use tar 1.20. I want to extract one single file from a
16GB tar archive that is gzipped with
the following command line:

"tar -xzp --occurrence=1 --ignore-failed-read -C 'target' -f
'tgz' 'file'
>/dev/null 2>&1"

It extracts
the file after some seconds but doesn't stop. top shows a gzip process
running. After some minutes gzip stops and tar ends.

Revision history for this message
Martin Schaaf (mascha) wrote :

I got this patch from the tar ML list from Sergey Poznyakoff <email address hidden>
This patch isn't from me I only attach it here.

Revision history for this message
Martin Schaaf (mascha) wrote :

Tar version 1.21 includes the fix.

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