This is the patch mentioned in Bug 'tar with bzip2 has broken pipe - ID: 2910188'
Fix tar/bzip2 broken pipe
Thanks a lot for your detailed investigation of the problem, and for the patch!
I'll test it out myself as well, and if all looks good, will push it out.
One question, though: i myself have never run into this broken pipe problem, even though I have both used and tested ubuntuzilla myself many many times... is there any particular version of python that would be subject to this problem (from that python bugreport, it seems that python 2.5 and 2.6, at least, are affected... which is what i've tested with and haven't had this problem), or any particular situation when this error pops up?
Anyway, thanks a lot! :)
Ok i have patched the code (and gave it a little tweak) and tested it to see that it works just fine.
The latest code is in the Git repo.
If you would care to give it a look/test run just to double check, i'll push out the release with the bugfix.
Of the three installations of kubunutu 9.10 it only occured on one system:
1. Intel Dual Quad (1core in Microsoft VPC) - 1G memory - 16G boot drive - kubuntu 9.10 - ok.
2. Intel Dual Quad (4 cores) - 2G memory - 300G boot drive - kubuntu 9.10 - ok;
3. Intel i7 (8 cores) - 8G memory - 1T RAID1 boot drives - kubuntu 9.10 - failed.
All installations were from the same cdrom and performed within 3 days of each other.
Ok. I tried the 4.8.1 version from the repository and it solves the problem. Thanks for the quick responses.
Also, the python version was 2.6.4RC2.
Thanks for the details, and for the testing.
Well, since it fixes the problem, and doesn't seem to hurt anything, i'll push out the release. :)
Thanks again for the help in tracking this down!
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