ROSA Linux Bugzilla – Bug 712
tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.fflags'
Last modified: 2012-09-19 12:49:13 MSD
Description of problem:
tar utility reports "tar: Ignoring unknown extended header keyword `SCHILY.fflags'" when extracting the archive created on Ubuntu 12.10 LTS.
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create any archive (say a.tar.gz) on Ubuntu 12.10 LTS:
$ echo "A" > any_file
$ tar -cf a.tar any_file
$ gzip a.tar
2. Go to ROSA Marathon and extract the archive:
$ tar -xzf a.tar.gz
Could you please attach a problematic tar archive? I don't have Ubuntu near me to create one:)
Created attachment 521 [details]
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Sorry, just ignore previous comment/
This seems to be some old tar extension not supported by upstream GNU Tar; not sure why/how it is picked up by Ubuntu.
This warning shouldn't break anything - all the archives will be unpacked successfully.
But if you want to get rid of these messages, use 'bsdtar' instead. It still supports that extension.