Activity log for bug #539814

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2010-03-16 19:34:20 Andrew Pollock bug added bug
2010-03-16 19:34:58 Andrew Pollock bug watch added http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=563726
2010-03-16 19:34:58 Andrew Pollock bug task added tar (Debian)
2010-03-16 19:58:51 Kamus tar (Ubuntu): importance Undecided Medium
2010-03-30 23:56:43 Andrew Pollock summary Impossible to bootstrap Lucid on Dapper FFe: Sync tar 1.23-1 (main) from Debian squeeze (main)
2010-03-30 23:57:09 Andrew Pollock attachment added Upstream ChangeLog diff http://launchpadlibrarian.net/42568270/changelog.diff
2010-04-01 00:28:29 Bug Watch Updater tar (Debian): status Unknown Fix Released
2010-04-22 07:12:50 Steve Langasek nominated for series Ubuntu Lucid
2010-04-22 07:12:50 Steve Langasek bug task added tar (Ubuntu Lucid)
2010-04-22 12:12:31 Scott Kitterman bug task added ubuntu-release-notes
2010-04-22 12:16:53 Scott Kitterman ubuntu-release-notes: status New Won't Fix
2010-04-22 15:58:55 Andrew Pollock bug watch added https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=552320
2010-04-22 15:58:55 Andrew Pollock bug task added tar (Fedora)
2010-04-22 17:05:55 Andrew Pollock summary FFe: Sync tar 1.23-1 (main) from Debian squeeze (main) Impossible to bootstrap Lucid on Dapper
2010-04-22 17:10:53 Andrew Pollock attachment added Cherry picked changes to gnulib http://launchpadlibrarian.net/45033122/tar_1.22-2ubuntu1.debdiff
2010-04-22 17:12:02 Andrew Pollock attachment added tar_1.22-2ubuntu1 build log http://launchpadlibrarian.net/45033188/tar_1.22-2ubuntu1_amd64.build
2010-04-22 19:06:46 Nathan Stratton Treadway summary Impossible to bootstrap Lucid on Dapper tar/gnulib bug prevents bootstraping Lucid on Dapper, causes Lucid upgrade to abort on older linux kernels (e.g. in a chroot or Xen VM)
2010-04-22 20:00:14 Dmitry Nedospasov attachment added 2.6.18 tar output http://launchpadlibrarian.net/45043681/tar.log
2010-05-02 22:23:26 Steve Langasek ubuntu-release-notes: status Won't Fix Triaged
2010-06-08 12:39:41 Keith Ward attachment added Patch from above debian bug, which fixes this. http://launchpadlibrarian.net/49944671/tar-futimens.patch
2010-06-08 12:40:24 Keith Ward tar (Ubuntu Lucid): status New Fix Released
2010-06-08 12:41:15 Keith Ward tar (Ubuntu): status New Fix Released
2010-06-08 13:05:44 Keith Ward tar (Ubuntu): status Fix Released In Progress
2010-06-08 13:05:54 Keith Ward tar (Ubuntu Lucid): status Fix Released In Progress
2010-06-08 13:06:45 Keith Ward tar (Ubuntu): status In Progress Fix Released
2010-08-21 18:11:05 Keith Ward bug added subscriber Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team
2010-08-24 17:03:27 Keith Ward summary tar/gnulib bug prevents bootstraping Lucid on Dapper, causes Lucid upgrade to abort on older linux kernels (e.g. in a chroot or Xen VM) tar: futimens() with a bad file descriptor (AT_FDCWD) causes bootstrapping failure with kernels < 2.6.22
2010-08-24 17:29:51 Keith Ward description Binary package hint: tar Currently if you try to debootstrap Lucid on anything running a kernel older than 2.6.22, (I've specifically tried on 2.6.18) it fails with stuff like: # dpkg --force-depends --install var/cache/apt/archives/base-files_5.0.0ubuntu10_amd64.deb var/cache/apt/archives/base-passwd_3.5.22_amd64.deb tar: ./postinst: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: ./preinst: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: ./conffiles: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: ./md5sums: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: ./control: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: .: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors dpkg-deb: subprocess tar returned error exit status 2 dpkg: error processing var/cache/apt/archives/base-files_5.0.0ubuntu10_amd64.deb (--install): subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2 tar: ./postinst: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: ./md5sums: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: ./control: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: .: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors dpkg-deb: subprocess tar returned error exit status 2 dpkg: error processing var/cache/apt/archives/base-passwd_3.5.22_amd64.deb (--install): subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2 Errors were encountered while processing: var/cache/apt/archives/base-files_5.0.0ubuntu10_amd64.deb var/cache/apt/archives/base-passwd_3.5.22_amd64.deb From further investigation, this appears to be due to a bug in tar. Binary package hint: tar Bootstrapping Ubuntu Lucid with debootstrap is currently impossible with any kernel < 2.6.22, due to a bug in tar - specifically it fails because of a change to eglibc. According to the debian bug report It seems that before eglibc 2.10.2-3, calls to futimens failed silently, however due to a patch made to eglibc 2.10.2-3, if futimens is called without a valid file descriptor, it now fails with an "Bad File Descriptor" error, because the corresponding utimensat() syscall was not added until kernel 2.6.22 Test Case: 1) Boot a kernel older than 2.6.22 2) Attempt to Bootstrap Ubuntu Lucid to any target. The bootstrap will fail once it attempts to unpack packages with: tar: ./postinst: Cannot utime: Bad file descriptor A patch is available (attached in launchpad) originating from the associated debian bug, that ensures that futimens is only called with a valid file descriptor. A debdiff for 1.22-2 ( changing to 1.22-2ubuntu1 ) will be attached shortly.
2010-08-24 17:30:16 Keith Ward bug added subscriber Ubuntu Sponsors Team
2010-08-24 17:31:29 Keith Ward attachment added Debdiff for tar-1.22 with added tar-futimens patch from debian bug report. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/lucid/+source/tar/+bug/539814/+attachment/1515914/+files/tar-1.22-2ubuntu1.debdiff
2010-08-24 18:21:55 Iain Lane bug added subscriber Iain Lane
2010-08-24 18:22:14 Iain Lane tar (Ubuntu Lucid): status In Progress Triaged
2010-09-17 22:17:18 Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ bug added subscriber Alan Pope
2010-09-18 19:38:48 Robbie Williamson tar (Ubuntu Lucid): milestone lucid-updates
2010-09-18 19:39:18 Robbie Williamson tar (Ubuntu Lucid): assignee Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations)
2010-09-18 19:39:36 Robbie Williamson removed subscriber Ubuntu Release Team
2010-09-20 12:27:09 Matthias Klose tar (Ubuntu Lucid): status Triaged In Progress
2010-09-20 12:27:09 Matthias Klose tar (Ubuntu Lucid): assignee Canonical Foundations Team (canonical-foundations) Matthias Klose (doko)
2010-09-20 15:12:54 Benjamin Drung removed subscriber Ubuntu Sponsors Team
2010-09-20 15:35:47 Colin Watson tar (Ubuntu Lucid): status In Progress Fix Committed
2010-09-20 15:35:52 Colin Watson bug added subscriber SRU Verification
2010-09-20 15:35:58 Colin Watson tags verification-needed
2010-09-22 21:37:26 Launchpad Janitor branch linked lp:ubuntu/lucid-proposed/tar
2010-09-30 16:03:21 Jean-Baptiste Lallement tags verification-needed verification-done
2010-10-05 13:22:51 Launchpad Janitor tar (Ubuntu Lucid): status Fix Committed Fix Released
2010-10-07 02:03:49 Michael K. Edwards bug added subscriber Michael K. Edwards
2010-12-01 16:26:05 BlueBuntu bug added subscriber BlueBuntu
2011-04-27 13:24:44 Colin Watson bug task added debootstrap (Ubuntu)
2011-04-27 13:24:55 Colin Watson debootstrap (Ubuntu): status New Triaged
2011-04-27 13:24:59 Colin Watson debootstrap (Ubuntu): importance Undecided Wishlist
2011-04-27 13:25:02 Colin Watson debootstrap (Ubuntu Lucid): status New Triaged
2011-04-27 13:25:06 Colin Watson debootstrap (Ubuntu Lucid): importance Undecided Wishlist
2011-04-27 13:26:54 Colin Watson ubuntu-release-notes: status Triaged Fix Released
2011-04-27 13:26:54 Colin Watson ubuntu-release-notes: assignee Colin Watson (cjwatson)
2015-06-17 11:43:57 Rolf Leggewie debootstrap (Ubuntu Lucid): status Triaged Won't Fix
2017-10-27 07:05:42 Bug Watch Updater tar (Fedora): status Unknown Fix Released
2017-10-27 07:05:42 Bug Watch Updater tar (Fedora): importance Unknown High