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1.152. pax

1.152.1. RHBA-2009:1591: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:1591
An updated pax package that fixes a bug is now available.
pax is the portable archive exchange utility. It is defined by a POSIX specification, and is able to compress and decompress both tar and cpio archives, as well as several of their older variants.
This updated pax package fixes the following bug:
* the pax utility creates ustar (Uniform Standard Tape Archive) archives by default. Attempting to create a ustar archive of a directory which contained path names that were exactly 100 characters in length caused pax to fail with the following error message:
pax: File name too long for ustar
With this update, creating ustar archives with pax succeeds regardless of the length of the absolute paths names of the files and directories being archived. (BZ#239001)
All users of pax are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

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