tar Record size 8 blocks

William Immendorf will.immendorf at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 18:26:17 PST 2009

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 7:50 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Absolutely normal.  There is a fix to suppress this warning in the next
> version of tar, but that hasn't been released yet.  It is a valid
> warning for magnetic tape, but not for disk.  Just ignore it.
The only harm this will cause is that perl's testsuite will fail
because of this warning, and in order to stop that warning from
appearing on disks, we can backport that patch to 1.22, or just wait
till 1.23.

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