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+This is the GNU cpio package.
+
+This is a *pre-release* version, and not ready for production use yet. If
+you have dowloaded its sources from CVS, you will need to have the following
+software to build it:
+
+Package Version (>=)
+--------- ------------
+autoconf 2.54
+automake 1.7.1
+libtool 1.4.3
+
+To build the configuration suite, run
+
+ autoreconf -f -i -s
+
+Then, configure and build the package as usual.
+
+Report bugs to <bug-mailutils@gnu.org>
+
+To retrieve the sources from CVS issue the following commands:
+
+cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/cpio login
+
+Press enter when prompted for a password.
+
+cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@subversions.gnu.org:/cvsroot/cpio checkout cpio
+
+This will give you read-only access. If you think you need write access,
+contact the maintainer.
+
+
+
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+Following is the list of cpio-related reports to bug-gnu-utils.
+Many of them appear to be fixed, but quite a number of them is
+probably still waiting for being handled. The list is sorted
+in reverse chronological order.
+
+ 3. [cpio] Extracting to stdout (score: 10)
+ Author: Vincent <cpio@hightek.org>
+ Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:14:09 -0500
+ Hi. Is there any specific reason you cannot extract archives to
+ stdout. I often need that ability to operate on the data as a
+ stream. I commonly use it with tar but could not find any way
+ of doing it
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2003-07/msg00454.html (3,737 bytes)
+
+ 4. copyin.c cpio probably questions/rfc (score: 35)
+ Author: Grzegorz Jaskiewicz <gj@pointblue.com.pl>
+ Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 17:12:45 +0100
+ Hi! I am currently working on module that (in GNU software)
+ will be able to read/write cpio format (only ascii). Thus i am
+ separating some of cpio structures into libcpio. I've been
+ going through cop
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2003-06/msg00422.html (5,430 bytes)
+
+ 5. RE: Problem when building on HP-UX 11i(11.11) (score: 4)
+ Author: "Leon Strydom" <leon.strydom@tasima.co.za>
+ Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 09:10:02 +0200
+ Hi Bob, I got it to compile, thanks. The reason why I had to
+ try GNU-Tar is because of the 2GB file size limit problems:
+ Here are the errors I got: With TAR(hp-ux 11i tar): CMD: tar
+ cvf backup.tar /a
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2003-03/msg00106.html (5,191 bytes)
+
+ 6. cpio - large file support (score: 35)
+ Author: "Keith Ansell" <keitha@edp.fastfreenet.com>
+ Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 16:24:37 -0000
+ Can you help. I need to archive a large database, this will
+ create a cpio file greater than 2 Gigabytes. Have you added
+ large file support to the build of cpio. Regards Keith
+ Ansell.....
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2003-03/msg00024.html (4,329 bytes)
+
+ 7. cpio-2.5 typos (score: 36)
+ Author: Thomas Klausner <wiz@danbala.ifoer.tuwien.ac.at>
+ Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 23:53:38 +0100
+ In cpio-2.5, in cpio.texi (and thus cpio.1) and main.c the word
+ 'compatibility' is misspelled as 'compatability'. Please fix,
+ thanks. Thomas -- Thomas Klausner - wiz@bogus.example.com What
+ is wanted
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-12/msg00200.html (3,783 bytes)
+
+ 9. Re: bug in cpio with tapechange in copy-in-mode (score: 46)
+ Author: Paul Eggert <eggert@twinsun.com>
+ Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 12:28:33 -0700 (PDT)
+ Thanks for your bug report. Can you please verify that the bug
+ still exists in the latest CPIO version
+ <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/cpio/cpio-2.5.tar.gz>, and if so, please
+ send a patch to <bug-cpio@bogus.
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-08/msg00127.html (4,275 bytes)
+
+ 10. bug in cpio with tapechange in copy-in-mode (score: 34)
+ Author: Bernd =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Sch=FCler?=
+ <b.schueler@eckert-buerotechnik.de>
+ Date: 05 Aug 2002 18:37:56 +0200
+ Hello, last i made a restore from tape, and no request for next
+ tape happend, only an read-error occured. Here is an quick
+ patch, please verify the problem and the patch-code. I'm not
+ sure, if the pr
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-08/msg00122.html (4,518 bytes)
+
+ 11. Re: CPIO Bug ? (score: 36)
+ Author: Albert Chin <bug-gnu-utils@lists.thewrittenword.com>
+ Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 19:31:04 -0500
+ I think the default CPIO format understands only 16-bit inodes.
+ Look at the -H option. '-H newc' should work better for you. --
+ albert chin (china@bogus.example.com)
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-07/msg00091.html (4,286 bytes)
+
+ 14. Re: bug in cpio? (score: 40)
+ Author: kasal@matsrv.math.cas.cz (Stepan Kasal)
+ Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 07:44:14 +0000 (UTC)
+ Hallo, the following option should help: -d, --make-directories
+ Create leading directories where needed. Details: cpio won't
+ create the directory for the file. Observe: kasal$ echo
+ /home/kasal/tmp/db
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-06/msg00306.html (4,862 bytes)
+
+ 15. bug in cpio? (score: 34)
+ Author: "Jeff Holt" <jeff.holt@hotsos.com>
+ Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 14:07:59 -0500
+ According to the man page, I should be able to extract an
+ absolute pathname from an archive and have the file created
+ relative to the current directory (by removing the leading
+ &#8216;/&#8217;).<o:p>
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-06/msg00296.html (5,331 bytes)
+
+ 16. CPIO Bug ? (score: 35)
+ Author: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Gr=E9goire_Fiot?=
+ <gfiot@eiffageconstruction.fr>
+ Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:01:18 +0200
+ Hello, We ve got a problem here using cpio: many "troncating
+ inode number" appear during the process: cpio -ocv Is that a
+ real problem? Does it corrupt files? Well.. what does that
+ mean? We have look
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-05/msg00333.html (3,855 bytes)
+
+ 23. [cpio texinfo] typo (score: 2)
+ Author: fabrice bauzac <fabrice.bauzac@wanadoo.fr>
+ Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 16:37:28 +0200
+ Good afternoon, There is a typo in the Texinfo documentation of
+ GNU cpio, node "Copy-in mode": [--format=format]
+ [--owner=[user][:.][group]] [--no- preserve-owner]
+ [--message=message] [--help] [--ver
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-05/msg00153.html (4,040 bytes)
+
+ 26. cpio: memory exhausted (score: 43)
+ Author: Thomas McLaughlin <tamm@scotlegal.com>
+ Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:51:18 +0100
+ This is probably not the place for my query, but I have
+ exhausted other avenues and would be glad of some help. I can't
+ work out what's going on with my nightly cpio backup. If I do:
+ cd / find . -pri
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-04/msg00406.html (4,988 bytes)
+
+ 30. cpio 2.4.2 bug? (score: 40)
+ Author: "H.J. Thomassen" <H.J.Thomassen@ATComputing.nl>
+ Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 18:09:10 +0100 (CET)
+ Hello, We use GNU-cpio 2.4.2 and have the following problem:
+ Short: Assume I have a directory with two filenames, which are
+ hardlinks to the same i-node. I make a crc-cpio archive with
+ both files; th
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2002-01/msg00161.html (5,624 bytes)
+
+ 32. GNU cpio suggestion (score: 42)
+ Author: "H.J.Thomassen" <hjt@ATComputing.nl>
+ Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 11:27:11 +0100
+ Re: suggestion for GNU-cpio extension (plus reference
+ implementation) We use cpio for our backup purposes. The backup
+ is started automatically in the middle of the night. To chase
+ away all users we d
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-12/msg00244.html (7,474 bytes)
+
+ 35. GNU cpio compile problem (score: 34)
+ Author: Daniel Savard <dsavard@videotron.ca>
+ Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 12:43:11 -0500
+ Hi, I am trying to make the GNU cpio utility (version 2.4.2)
+ using the gcc 3.0.2 compiler. The make failed on the userspec.c
+ file compilation. I then tried to compile with gcc 2.95.3 with
+ the followi
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-11/msg00180.html (5,518 bytes)
+
+ 36. cpio -d bug (fwd) (score: 47)
+ Author: Christian Smith <csmith@micromuse.com>
+ Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 02:06:46 +0000 (GMT)
+ This was bounced from bug-cpio@bogus.example.com I guess that
+ isn't set up yet. -- /"\ \ / ASCII RIBBON CAMPAIGN - AGAINST
+ HTML MAIL X - AGAINST MS ATTACHMENTS / \ $ cpio --version GNU
+ cpio version 2
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-11/msg00170.html (4,548 bytes)
+
+ 38. [cpio] man page enhancement: a Example section ? (score: 5)
+ Author: Yannick Patois <patois@calvix.org>
+ Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:48:33 +0200 (CEST)
+ Hello, I seldom use cpio (as I think many people) and only had
+ to use it once or twice. IMHA, would be good to have a small
+ section with an example of most often performed actions
+ (creating an archiv
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-10/msg00270.html (4,336 bytes)
+
+ 39. Patch to cpio to enable verbose *skipping* of files (score: 40)
+ Author: Tomas Pospisek <tpo@sourcepole.ch>
+ Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 13:54:14 +0200 (CEST)
+ This patch enables cpio to be verbose about the files that it
+ does not copy, which is very handy for seeing cpio's progress
+ through a tape or simply for debuging. The patch along with a
+ Debian packag
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-10/msg00083.html (4,548 bytes)
+
+ 40. cpio-2.4.2 patch (score: 39)
+ Author: Alex Efros <powerman@sky.net.ua>
+ Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 07:36:31 +0300 (EEST)
+ Hi. Linux-2.4.9, GCC-3.0, GLIBC-2.2.4, cpio-2.4.2. Compile-time
+ errors: --cut-- gcc -c -DRETSIGTYPE=void -DHAVE_SYS_MTIO_H=1
+ -DHAVE_NETDB_H=1 -DSTDC_HEADERS=1 -DHAVE_UNISTD_H=1
+ -DHAVE_STRING_H=1 -DHA
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-08/msg00264.html (5,259 bytes)
+
+ 41. cpio copy-in and multiply-linked files (score: 35)
+ Author: Chris Jaeger <cjaeger@ensim.com>
+ Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 23:46:04 -0700
+ Hi, I was wondering whether it was a bug or a feature that GNU
+ cpio, while in copy-in mode, will create a multiply-linked set
+ of files all of size 0 if the last linked file is not copied in
+ due to th
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-08/msg00074.html (4,142 bytes)
+
+ 42. Re: minor problems with slackware-current (score: 7)
+ Author: Cezary Sliwa <sliwa@cft.edu.pl>
+ Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 10:43:37 +0200
+ "cpio --sparse" corrupts data. A fix attached. C.S. Attachment:
+ cpio-2.4.2-sparse.diff Description: Text document
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-08/msg00000.html (3,989 bytes)
+
+ 43. (no subject) (score: 2)
+ Author: brian@debian.org (Brian Mays)
+ Date: Sat, 07 Jul 2001 16:35:13 -0400
+ When hard-linked files (along with many other files) are
+ archived to a cpio ustar format archive, the files are _not_
+ all archived as hard links to each other in the archive. When
+ the same set of fil
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-07/msg00080.html (5,666 bytes)
+
+ 44. gnu cpio and files over 2G (score: 37)
+ Author: J.S.Peatfield@damtp.cam.ac.uk
+ Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 06:28:18 +0100
+ As an increasing number of opertaing systems now support files
+ over 2G I took a look at the cpio (2.4.2) source to see how
+ hard it would be to make it cope, and was slightly shocked at
+ the number of
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-05/msg00010.html (4,802 bytes)
+
+ 45. cpio suggestion + patch (score: 38)
+ Author: Taylor Gautier <tgautier@s8.com>
+ Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 09:40:05 -0700
+ I have a suggestion for cpio. The suggestion is to make it copy
+ files into a temporary name and then rename the file as the
+ last operation. Since UNIX filesystems are supposed to
+ gaurantee atomicity
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-04/msg00169.html (10,674
+ bytes)
+
+ 46. [cpio 2.4.2] rmt build fails (score: 8)
+ Author: Gert <n8w8@n8w8.wox.org>
+ Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 21:28:52 +0200 (CEST)
+ Hi, The cpio 2.4.2 rmt tool fails to build on my system. I run
+ the following software: - Linux 2.4.2 - GCC 2.95.2 - GNU Make
+ 3.79.1 - GNU ld 2.10 (with BFD 2.10) - glibc 2.1.3 The build
+ fails like th
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-03/msg00262.html (5,498 bytes)
+
+ 47. cpio --sparse (score: 34)
+ Author: Cezary Sliwa <sliwa@cft.edu.pl>
+ Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 10:43:34 +0200 (CEST)
+ the '--sparse' option of gnu cpio causes data corruption
+ (blocks of zeros are lost or appended to other files). C.S.
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-03/msg00235.html (3,671 bytes)
+
+ 48. cpio 2.4.2: lose the useless "truncating inode number" message
+ already (score: 36)
+ Author: Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>
+ Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 13:46:38 -0800
+ As far as I understand it, no purpose is served by having cpio
+ print "cpio: <file>: truncating inode number" to stderr for
+ *every single file* it places in an archive. Yes, I could just
+ redirect stde
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-03/msg00227.html (4,740 bytes)
+
+ 49. Re: bug with gnu cpio 2.4.2 (score: 38)
+ Author: Hans-Bernhard Broeker <broeker@physik.rwth-aachen.de>
+ Date: 6 Mar 2001 15:19:34 GMT
+ This would happen if cpio want to do any user interaction (ask
+ for the next tape cartridge, because the current one is full,
+ e.g.). Cron jobs don't have access to a terminal (/dev/tty), so
+ this will
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-03/msg00029.html (5,062 bytes)
+
+ 50. bug with gnu cpio 2.4.2 (score: 37)
+ Author: dominique.bieber@sagem.com
+ Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 12:27:14 +0100
+ Hi, I have a problem using cpio with a Red Hat 6.2 whith a
+ 2.2.14-5.0smp kernel. The backup device is a HP DAT DDS4 20/40
+ with the right cartridge. The cpio is launched by the cron.
+ During the backup
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-03/msg00024.html (4,315 bytes)
+
+ 52. [PATCH] cpio 2.4.2 does not compile with libc 2.2, gcc 2.95
+ (score: 38)
+ Author: "John Fremlin" <chief@bandits.org>
+ Date: 11 Feb 2001 22:19:09 +0000
+ In fact it violates the GNU coding standards by declaring stuff
+ when it shouldn't. Tsk, tsk. Attachment: cpio-2.4.2-build.patch
+ Description: Text Data -- http://www.penguinpowered.com/~vii
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-02/msg00065.html (4,169 bytes)
+
+ 53. cpio-2.4.2: data corruption bug (score: 35)
+ Author: Todd Kelley <toddk@oeone.com>
+ Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 17:00:06 -0500
+ Hello, Recently at OEone we fixed a bug in GNU cpio-2.4.2: When
+ a file over about 0.5 megabyes grows while it is being
+ archived, it and all files following it in the archive are
+ corrupted. The crc do
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-02/msg00062.html (4,297 bytes)
+
+ 54. cpio 2.4.2 unconditionally takes the tape drive offline (score:
+ 39)
+ Author: Scott Larson <scowl@plaza.ds.adp.com>
+ Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 13:15:52 -0800
+ We have been copying multiple volumes to a single tape with the
+ System 5 version of cpio. The gnu version of cpio doesn't
+ support this since it takes the tape offline (i.e. ejects the
+ tape) after rea
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2001-01/msg00087.html (4,264 bytes)
+
+ 55. cpio -t can see international filenames, find -ls also suffers
+ (score: 35)
+ Author: "Dan Jacobson" <jidanni@kimo.FiXcomTHiS.tw>
+ Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2000 07:38:53 +0800
+ GNU cpio version 2.4.2 with cpio -t I can see Chinese [big5]
+ filenames. with -tv, they become \267\247 etc Just like what
+ happens with find . -print vs. find . -ls --
+ http://www.geocities.com/jidanni
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-12/msg00143.html (4,084 bytes)
+
+ 56. cpio-2.4.2 compilation problems (score: 34)
+ Author: Thomas =?iso-8859-1?q?K=F6ller?= <tkoeller@gmx.net>
+ Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 02:50:24 +0100
+ I encountered several problems building cpio-2.4.2. I am
+ running linux-2.2.17, glibc-2.1.3 and gcc 2.95.2. The errors I
+ received were mostly due to the source files re-declaring
+ things unconditionall
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-12/msg00109.html (5,782 bytes)
+
+ 58. cpio-2.4.2 & glibc-2.* (score: 46)
+ Author: Florian Wunderlich <fwunderlich@devbrain.de>
+ Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 16:25:00 +0100
+ I still do not see a new version of cpio or at least extra
+ patches that fix it so it works with the glibc. Thus, here is a
+ simple patch to make it compile with glibc: diff -u
+ cpio-2.4.2-old/rmt.c cpi
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-12/msg00098.html (4,846 bytes)
+
+ 60. cpio-2.4.2 signed-unsigned int disagreement with malloc (score:
+ 39)
+ Author: Antonomasia <ant@notatla.demon.co.uk>
+ Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 07:05:01 GMT
+ copyin.c: 534 link_name = (char *) xmalloc ((unsigned int)
+ file_hdr.c_filesize + 1); 535 link_name[file_hdr.c_filesize] =
+ '\0'; file_hdr.c_filesize can be a large negative number as
+ seen here then th
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-11/msg00171.html (4,718 bytes)
+
+ 61. gnu CPIO (score: 38)
+ Author: Clark Cooper <Clark.Cooper@vc3.com>
+ Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 13:21:07 -0500 (EST)
+ The gnu version of CPIO appears to send all output to stderr.
+ Take for instance a need to have the list of files copied and
+ any errors separated as should be produced by the following:
+ find . -print
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-11/msg00089.html (3,903 bytes)
+
+ 62. Desire enhancement to GNU cpio 2.4.2 (score: 35)
+ Author: Dave Dykstra <dwd@bell-labs.com>
+ Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 10:24:56 -0600
+ I have a new GNU/Linux system with large disks on which I need
+ to generate cpio files for many different systems including
+ older ones that don't support the "newc" format, only the "odc"
+ format. The
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-11/msg00087.html (5,115 bytes)
+
+ 65. cpio pass-through can corrupt files (score: 36)
+ Author: "Parrott, Jeff" <Jeff.Parrott@sea.siemens.com>
+ Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 13:32:57 -0400
+ I have seen corrupted files as a result of using the
+ pass-through option in cpio. The corruption occurs when
+ active/in-use (and growing) files are being copied. The problem
+ is that the file size has
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-10/msg00087.html (4,974 bytes)
+
+ 66. [Bug-gnu-utils] A small problem with cpio (score: 36)
+ Author: Chris Hall <Chris@clapham.org>
+ Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:05:56 +0100
+ Hi, I'm running cpio 2.4.2 on AIX 4.3.3 and have a problem with
+ very large files, I get this output when running the command: $
+ ls -l total 2867988 drwxrwxrwx 2 root sys 512 Sep 14 17:05
+ chris/ -rw-r
+ /archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2000-09/msg00004.html (4,481 bytes)

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