Updated cpio packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The cpio packages provide the GNU cpio utility for creating and extracting archives, or copying files from one place to another.
Previously, the cpio command was unable to split file names longer than 155 bytes into two parts during the archiving operation. Consequently, cpio could terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. This bug has been fixed and cpio now handles long file names without any crashes.
Users of cpio are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
An updated cpio package that fixes one bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The cpio package provides the GNU cpio file archiver utility. GNU cpio can be used to copy and extract files into or from cpio and Tar archives.
Prior to this update,the options --to-stdout and --no-absolute-filenames were not listed in the cpio (1) manual page. This update includes the missing options and corrects several misprints.
All users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes this bug.