Comment 1 for bug 328140

Jonathan Reed (jdreed) wrote :

This bug is present in Jaunty too. Can this get fixed or can the man page be updated?

jdreed@infinite-loop:~$ tar --checkpoint=100 --checkpoint-action=dot -xf somefile.tar
tar: dot: unknown checkpoint action
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

From the man page:

          this action allows to specify an action to be executed upon hit‐
          ting a checkpoint. Recognized actions are: dot, echo (the
          default) ...

jdreed@infinite-loop:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
Release: 9.04

jdreed@infinite-loop:~$ uname -a
Linux infinite-loop 2.6.28-14-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Sat Jul 25 00:28:35 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

jdreed@infinite-loop:~$ tar --version
tar (GNU tar) 1.20
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by John Gilmore and Jay Fenlason.

jdreed@infinite-loop:~$ apt-cache policy tar
  Installed: 1.20-1
  Candidate: 1.20-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.20-1 0
        500 jaunty/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status