Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#6597 closed defect (worksforme)

"tar: A lone zero block at 146900" untarring TOBB on 64-bit Linux

Reported by: arma Owned by: erinn
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: erinn, asn, mikeperry, gk Actual Points:
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Description

When I do a tar xzf tor-obfsproxy-browser-gnu-linux-x86_64-2.3.20-alpha-1-dev-en-US.tar.gz I get

tar: A lone zero block at 146900

Shondoit pointed me at
https://gitweb.torproject.org/torbrowser.git/blob/maint-2.3:/build-scripts/linux-alpha.mk#l381
which is apparently how we build it.

That led me to
http://tardy.sourceforge.net/debian/tardy_1.26.D001-1_amd64.build
where apparently the tardy tarball produces the same warning.

Perhaps the tardy people don't like generating correctly formed tarballs?

Child Tickets

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

I suspect this is because the alpha bundles are all built on squeeze rather than lenny (which is where the stable bundles are built). Looking into it.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by keb

my copy of the tarball passes gpg --verify.
i am using lubuntu 12.04.1 x64
the last two lines i see with "tar xzvf" are

tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/blocklist.xml
tar: A lone zero block at 140200

is this just a warning or did it fail?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Replying to keb:

is this just a warning or did it fail?

Just a warning. Tarball works fine.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by rransom

The TBB-for-Linux build process uses tardy as part of the fix for #2824. There might be other suitable tarball-mutilation tools, or you could switch to using one of the libarchive tools (bsdcpio or bsdtar, at least one of which can munge user and group IDs) to create the tarball properly in the first place.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by arma

Cc: mikeperry gk added

Looks like this one is resolved?

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: needs-triage removed
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Works for me using our new bundles. Closing.

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