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Building Perl 5.x on Ubuntu 10.10 with an encrypted home dir?

by jfroebe (Parson)
on Oct 30, 2010 at 19:41 UTC ( #868504=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Hi all,

I built a new system with encrypted home directories to discover that Archive::Tar will fail on extraction of a test file. An Ubuntu bug 615001 has been fixed but not exactly what was fixed. The bug really doesn't say much of anything there.

I'm compiling Perl as a normal non-privileged user. Curious if Archive::Tar does something unusual that would cause it to fail to see my home directory as anything other than a normal dir. Any thoughts?

Jason L. Froebe

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Re: Building Perl 5.x on Ubuntu 10.10 with an encrypted home dir?
by bingos (Vicar) on Oct 31, 2010 at 21:23 UTC

    The problem is with one of the tests which tries to extract a very long file and relates to a bug in encryptfs

    We had a ticket for this and Colin Newell kindly patched the test to provide heuristics for the long file test, which was released as version 1.68 of Archive::Tar.

    This has been added to blead perl, the development version of perl, and has been part of perl monthly development releases since v5.13.4 and will be part of the upcoming v5.14.0 stable release.

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