Fedora 17 Update: tar-1.26-7.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-07-12 18:18:24

Name        : tar
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 1.26
Release     : 7.fc17
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/
Summary     : A GNU file archiving program
Description :
The GNU tar program saves many files together in one archive and can
restore individual files (or all of the files) from that archive. Tar
can also be used to add supplemental files to an archive and to update
or list files in the archive. Tar includes multivolume support,
automatic archive compression/decompression, the ability to perform
remote archives, and the ability to perform incremental and full

If you want to use tar for remote backups, you also need to install
the rmt package.

Update Information:

This is an update repairin one fix from https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/tar-1.26-3.fc16 -- #771927 -- file capabilities were restored successfully before but were also cleared by following fchown(2) system call.

* storing/restoring of file capabilities in raw format is ok now.  You can try setting capabilities by e.g. `sudo setcap "= cap_chown=ei" some_file`, store it into tar file using `tar --xattrs -cf archive.tar some_file` and restore by `sudo tar --xattrs -xf archive.tar`.


* Thu Jul 12 2012 Pavel Raiskup <praiskup at redhat.com 2:1.26-7
- force the fchown() be called before xattrs_set() (#771927)
* Sat Jun 16 2012 Ondrej Vasik <ovasik at redhat.com> 2:1.26-6
- add virtual provides for bundled(gnulib) copylib (#821790)
- store&restore security.capability extended attributes category

  [ 1 ] Bug #771927 - RFE: tar should support file capabilities
  [ 2 ] Bug #688567 - option -C (change directory) does not work in combination with -u (update archive)
  [ 3 ] Bug #821790 - tar: Gnulib bundled but no bundled(gnulib) provides

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update tar' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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