tar - GNU version of the tar archiving utility

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name tar
Package version 1.29b
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 864 B
Download size 227.75 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
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-2ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb 1.29b amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
tar_1.29b-2ubuntu0.1_i386.deb 1.29b i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
tar_1.29b-2_i386.deb 1.29b i386 Ubuntu Main
tar - - -


Name Value
libacl1 >= 2.2.51-8
libc6 >= 2.17
libselinux1 >= 1.32


Name Value
cpio <= 2.4.2-38


Name Value
cpio << 2.4.2-39


Type URL
Binary Package tar_1.29b-2_amd64.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




2017-07-21 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.29b-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* add suggests tar-doc, closes: #856958
* increase test suite verbosity and dump test results into build log on 
make check failure for kfreebsd team
* move primary git repo to collab-maint
2016-10-30 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil@debian.org>
tar (1.29b-1.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* CVE-2016-6321: Bypassing the extract path name.
When extracting, member names containing '..' components are skipped.
(Closes: #842339)
2016-07-22 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.29b-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* re-constitute the 1.29 orig.tar with man pages as version 1.29b
* re-enable parallel builds and increase build verbosity, closes: #824631
* switch to man pages provided by upstream since 1.28, closes: #827017, 
#391714, #473228, #524819, #711725, #720877, #766016, #779795.
2016-05-17 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.29-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream version, closes: #816072
2015-09-28 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.28-2) unstable; urgency=low
* patch from upstream to fix --files-from and recursive extract,
closes: #800380
2015-08-23 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.28-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
* patch from Reiner Herrman that sets timestamp in generated manpage to 
latest changelog date to make building the package reproducible, 
closes: #774463
* patch from Lunar adding --clamp-mtime option for reproducible builds,
closes: #790415
2014-03-22 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.27.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* patch from David Gilman adds watch file with signature verification, 
closes: #742351
* patch from David Gilman fixes problem with multi-line descriptions,
closes: #593149
2014-02-03 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.27.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version
2013-12-14 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.27-4) unstable; urgency=low
* add ACL, XATTR, and SELinux support by augmenting build-deps so the
configure will find the right libraries, closes: #732071
2013-11-03 - Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
tar (1.27-3) unstable; urgency=low
* patch from Joey Hess to allow tar to replicate 1.26 output on behalf
of pristine-tar, closes: #728025
* honor DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS parallel=<n>, honor dpkg-buildflags in build
target in addition to configure target, closes: #727196
* lower mime priority to 1 so interactive packages using the default
priority of 5 win, closes: #727303

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