On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 05:01:23AM -0700, Tim Kientzle wrote:
No, this is simply tar not being very friendly to gunzip. bsdtar is a
little quick to shutdown when it sees the end of the archive, even though
gunzip is still decompressing some end-of-archive padding. I'll look at
this; tar should notice when it's reading from a pipe and read the final
padding in this case, which would allow gunzip to shut down cleanly.
Thanks for looking at it!
I did look; bsdtar does do the right thing.
(I think I was remembering a bug that got fixed years ago.)
I tried but could not reproduce your bug using
a recent -CURRENT. I downloaded this file: