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Re: Please test tarsnap 1.0.37
No issues here on amd64 OpenBSD 5.9-current. As soon as 1.0.37 is
released I'll update our port.
On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 04:54:26PM -0800, Colin Percival wrote:
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> Hi all,
> A potential version 1.0.37 of the Tarsnap client code is ready for testing.
> You can find the new code at
> and the tarball has SHA256 hash
> You can also see all the changes between 1.0.36 and this version in the
> newly-public git repository at
> Substantive changes in this code compared to tarsnap 1.0.36:
> * tarsnap-key(gen|mgmt|regen) now accept a --passphrase-time option,
> which specifies the duration to be spent on computing the derived keys
> used for encrypting the tarsnap key file.
> * tarsnap now accepts a --keep-going option when deleting or printing
> statistics about multiple archives.
> * tarsnap-keymgmt now accepts a --print-key-permissions option for
> listing the permissions contained in a key file.
> * tarsnap --print-stats now accepts a --csv-file option for printing
> statistics in comma-separated-value format.
> * tarsnap now accepts a --verify-config command which exits silently
> after checking the configuration file(s) for syntax errors.
> * tarsnap now looks for a server named "v1-0-0-server.tarsnap.com"
> instead of the historic "betatest-server.tarsnap.com" hostname. This
> should have no user-visible effect in most configurations.
> * tarsnap now correctly warns if a sparse extract fails due to hardlinks.
> * tarsnap now prints a warning if creating an empty archive.
> And as usual, lots of minor build fixes, harmless bug fixes, and code
> refactoring / cleanups.
> In addition to the updated code, we are now publishing a Debian source
> package. (This is the first step towards publishing binary packages in
> the future.) To use this, follow the "Debian - Users" instructions on
> but change the url from
> (which is where the bits will end up eventually) to
> (which is where where the alphatest packages will reside).
> Assuming I don't get any emails complaining that something is broken, I'll
> be releasing this officially as version 1.0.37 in about a week. As always,
> if you find any newly introduced bugs before the official release, you'll
> be eligible for double the normal Tarsnap bug bounties.
> - --
> Colin Percival
> Security Officer Emeritus, FreeBSD | The power to serve
> Founder, Tarsnap | www.tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid
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