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openSUSE-RU-2011:0032-1 (low): tar: This update fixes an endless loop if unpacking symbolic links with -k.
openSUSE Recommended Update: tar: This update fixes an endless loop if
unpacking symbolic links with -k.
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-RU-2011:0032-1
Rating: low
References: #662408
Affected Products:
openSUSE 11.3
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An update that has one recommended fix can now be installed.

Description:

When using "tar -k" to unpack a tarball which contains
symbolic links to a directory, where the symbolic link
already exists, tar gets into an endless loop and has to be
killed. Fixed by this update.


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Recommended Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 11.3:

zypper in -t patch tar-3790

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- openSUSE 11.3 (i586 x86_64):

tar-1.23-2.5.1
tar-backup-scripts-1.23-2.5.1

- openSUSE 11.3 (noarch):

tar-lang-1.23-2.5.1


References:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/662408


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