[lfs-dev] test failure in tar-1.30

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 13:04:47 PST 2017

Ken Moffat wrote:
> Just an initial note that I'm getting one test failure in tar:
>   92: link mismatch                                   FAILED (difflink.at:19)
> Past experience suggests it is likely to be specific to me, but I'll
> report it upstream when I have a moment.
> Google found a link comparing the test file between 1.29 and 1.30 at
> https://fossies.org/diffs/tar/1.29_vs_1.30/tests/testsuite-diff.html
> which shows this seems to be a new test.

Know issue.  From the mailing list:

diff --git a/tests/difflink.at b/tests/difflink.at
index eadfb08..4e01176 100644
--- a/tests/difflink.at
+++ b/tests/difflink.at
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ mkdir a
  genfile -f a/x
  ln -s x a/y
  ln a/y a/z
-tar cf a.tar a
+tar cf a.tar a/x a/y a/z
  rm a/z
  ln -s x a/z
  tar df a.tar

   -- Bruce

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