tar - GNU version of the tar archiving utility

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name tar
Package version 1.26+dfsg
Package release 0.1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 2.40 KB
Download size 960.64 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Tar is a program for packaging a set of files as a single archive in tar
format.  The function it performs is conceptually similar to cpio, and to
things like PKZIP in the DOS world.  It is heavily used by the Debian package
management system, and is useful for performing system backups and exchanging
sets of files with others.


Package Version Architecture Repository
tar_1.29b-1.1~nd70+1_i386.deb 1.29b i386 NeuroDebian Main
tar_1.27.1-1~bpo70+1_amd64.deb 1.27.1 amd64 Debian Backports Main
tar_1.27.1-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb 1.27.1 i386 Debian Backports Main
tar_1.26+dfsg-0.1+deb7u1_amd64.deb 1.26+dfsg amd64 Debian Security Updates Main
tar_1.26+dfsg-0.1+deb7u1_i386.deb 1.26+dfsg i386 Debian Security Updates Main
tar_1.26+dfsg-0.1_amd64.deb 1.26+dfsg amd64 Debian Main
tar - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.8


Name Value
cpio <= 2.4.2-38


Name Value
cpio << 2.4.2-39


Type URL
Binary Package tar_1.26+dfsg-0.1_i386.deb
Source Package tar

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install tar deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install tar




2012-12-31 - David Prévot <taffit@debian.org>
tar (1.26+dfsg-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* non-maintainer upload
* remove unused and non-DFSG compliant doc/*.texi and doc/*.info* files from
source, closes: #695803
2011-12-30 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.26-4) unstable; urgency=low
* mark "Mult-Arch: foreign" to ease crossgrading, closes: #649478
* hardened build flags patch from Moritz Huehlenhoff, closes: #653722
2011-11-12 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.26-3) unstable; urgency=low
* only run listed03.at on Linux systems synce upstream says it's known to
fail on BSD, apparently including our kfreebsd variants, closes: #639178
2011-08-17 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.26-2) unstable; urgency=low
* clean up various lintian warnings
2011-08-17 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.26-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* add a check to the rules file to ensure test suite is not attempted while
building as root, closes: #596268
2010-12-06 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.25-3) unstable; urgency=low
* cherry-pick some upstream commits that appear to address open bugs
* fix for --one-file-system and --listed-incremental together,
closes: #603371, #604394, #604698
* fix for FreeBSD symlink incompatibility with POSIX, closes: #602241
2010-11-12 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.25-2) unstable; urgency=low
* accept a "hack" from Joey Hess to work around an unfortunate side effect 
of removing the patch to src/create.c regarding links of 100 chars in
1.23-4 that broke pristine-tar in some cases.  The "fix" is to support 
the old behavior if the environment variable TAR_LONGLINK_100 is set, 
which pristine-tar knows about and will use when necessary but which 
should never be used by anyone else!  closes: #603231
2010-11-10 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.25-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version, closes: #602184, #602209, #602413, #575298
* Add Vcs-Git, Vcs-Browser fields to debian/control using patch from
Simon McVittie's 1.24-1.1 NMU, closes: #602639, #602709
* stop patching src/list.c since it now does more harm than good,
and add a Breaks against old dpkg versions, closes: #522858
2010-11-01 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.24-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
2010-09-29 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.23-4) unstable; urgency=low
* revert patch to src/create.c introduced in 2004 to fix a dpkg bug long
since resolved, closes: #598345

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