Updated libtar packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The libtar package contains a C library for manipulating tar archives. The library supports both the strict POSIX tar format and many of the commonly used GNU extensions.
Previously, the build system configuration files included in the libtar package were incompatible with the way the rpmbuild tool extracts debugging information from the binaries installed to the rpm build root during the build of a package. As a consequence, the libtar-debuginfo package did not contain debugging information. A patch has been applied to address this issue, and the libtar-debuginfo package now contains the appropriate content.
All users of libtar are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.