GNU bug report logs - #29235
Builtin bsdtar decompression for .tar.xz not used

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Package: emacs; Severity: minor; Reported by: Devon Sean McCullough <Emacs-Hacker2017@HIDDEN>; dated Thu, 9 Nov 2017 21:43:02 UTC; Maintainer for emacs is bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN.
Changed bug title to 'Builtin bsdtar decompression for .tar.xz not used' from '26.0.50; tar.xz broken' Request was from Noam Postavsky <npostavs@HIDDEN> to control <at> Full text available.

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Emacs fails to open tar.xz files

	Error while executing "xz -c -q -d < /tmp/bar.tar.xz"
	/bin/sh: xz: command not found

Note that MacOSX lacks xz but has tar
which automagically decompresses xz.


P.S. Transcript follows:

$ type xz
bash: type: xz: not found
$ type tar
tar is /usr/bin/tar
$ tar -h
tar(bsdtar): manipulate archive files
First option must be a mode specifier:
  -c Create  -r Add/Replace  -t List  -u Update  -x Extract
Common Options:
  -b #  Use # 512-byte records per I/O block
  -f <filename>  Location of archive
  -v    Verbose
  -w    Interactive
Create: tar -c [options] [<file> | <dir> | @<archive> | -C <dir> ]
  <file>, <dir>  add these items to archive
  -z, -j, -J, --lzma  Compress archive with gzip/bzip2/xz/lzma
  --format {ustar|pax|cpio|shar}  Select archive format
  --exclude <pattern>  Skip files that match pattern
  -C <dir>  Change to <dir> before processing remaining files
  @<archive>  Add entries from <archive> to output
List: tar -t [options] [<patterns>]
  <patterns>  If specified, list only entries that match
Extract: tar -x [options] [<patterns>]
  <patterns>  If specified, extract only entries that match
  -k    Keep (don't overwrite) existing files
  -m    Don't restore modification times
  -O    Write entries to stdout, don't restore to disk
  -p    Restore permissions (including ACLs, owner, file flags)
bsdtar 2.8.3 - libarchive 2.8.3

$ cd /tmp
$ echo foo > bar
$ tar -cJ bar > bar.tar.xz
$ tar -tv < bar.tar.xz
-rw-r--r--  0 devon  wheel       4 Nov  9 14:43 bar
$ tar -xO bar < bar.tar.xz

$ cat > test.el <<.
(print emacs-version)
(dolist (b (buffer-list))
  (with-current-buffer b
    (print b)
    (print (buffer-string))))
$ Emacs --batch -Q -q --eval '(setq debug-on-error t)' /tmp/bar.tar.xz =
--load test.el
Warning: arch-dependent data dir =
tstep/': No such file or directory
XZ uncompressing bar.tar.xz...
Parsing tar file...
Parsing tar file...done


#<buffer *scratch*>


#<buffer  *Minibuf-0*>


#<buffer *Messages*>

"Warning: arch-dependent data dir =
-source/nextstep/\342\200\231: No such =
file or directory

XZ uncompressing bar.tar.xz...
Parsing tar file...done

#<buffer  *code-conversion-work*>


#<buffer bar.tar.xz>


#<buffer  *jka-compr-error*>

"Error while executing \"xz -c -q -d < /tmp/bar.tar.xz\"

/bin/sh: xz: command not found

#<buffer  *tar-data bar.tar.xz*>


#<buffer  *load*>

"(print emacs-version)
(dolist (b (buffer-list))
  (with-current-buffer b
    (print b)
    (print (buffer-string))))

In GNU Emacs 26.0.50 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, NS =
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 of 2017-06-07 built on builder10-9.local
Windowing system distributor 'Apple', version 10.3.1404
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Undo! [2 times]
user-error: No further undo information
Configured using:
 'configure --with-ns '--enable-locallisppath=3D/Library/Application
 Support/Emacs/site-lisp' --with-modules'

Configured features:

Important settings:
  value of $LANG: en_US.UTF-8
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

Major mode: Shell

Minor modes in effect:
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  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

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Memory information:
((conses 16 385031 15149)
 (symbols 48 32323 0)
 (miscs 40 177 721)
 (strings 32 58176 9683)
 (string-bytes 1 1721858)
 (vectors 16 47494)
 (vector-slots 8 840851 12047)
 (floats 8 99 452)
 (intervals 56 4661 418)
 (buffers 976 31))

Acknowledgement sent to Devon Sean McCullough <Emacs-Hacker2017@HIDDEN>:
New bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN. Full text available.
Report forwarded to bug-gnu-emacs@HIDDEN:
bug#29235; Package emacs. Full text available.
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