7.251. tar

Updated tar packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The tar packages provide the GNU tar program. Gnu tar can allows to save multiple files in one archive and can restore the files from that archive. This update fixes the following bug:
BZ#841308
Prior to this update, tar failed to match and extract given file names from an archive when this archive was created with the options "--sparse" and "--posix". This update modifies the underlying code to match and extract the given name as expected.
All users of tar are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.
Updated tar packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The tar packages provide the GNU tar utility, which allows the user to save multiple files in one archive and can restore the files from that archive.

Bug Fixes

BZ#875727
When the "--strip-components" command-line parameter was used, the tar utility was unable to correctly match a file name that had to be extracted and the action failed. This bug has been fixed and tar now matches file names as expected in the described scenario.
BZ#877769
When the "--listed-incremental" command-line parameter was used and a file was specified multiple times, tar terminated unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. The underlying source code has been modified and tar no longer crashes under these circumstances.
All users of tar are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.