On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 10:35:00PM +0200, Aniruddha wrote:
> Thanks installing dev-libs/libtar worked :) Unfortunately O got a new
> error:
> > tarfile-ops-nt.cc:107: error: invalid conversion from 'ssize_t (*)(int, 
> > void*, size_t)' to 'ssize_t (*)(long int, void*, size_t)'

Depending on what distro you are using, libtar has a bug in it, when it
tries to do 64-bit.  This is a distro bug, not a bug in libtar.

I've heard of ArchLinux and Mandriva having this bug.

You can read more about the bug in this thread here:


What distro are you using?  Are you compiling for 64 bit?  Where did you
get the package for libtar?

For RPM based systems, I've usually just downloaded the src.rpm from
the URL below, and build it myself:


        rpm -i libtar-1.2.11-9.fc8.src.rpm
        (become root)
        cd /usr/src/packages/SPECS
        rpmbuild -ba libtar.spec
        rpm -i ../RPMS/*/libtar*rpm

- Chris

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