In reviewing the few recent notes on tar-mode problems, I thought that
I'd try a few experiments and post the results.
I'm using XEmacs 21.0-b63 on an SGI O2 running IRIX 6.5 under X11R6.3,
having built using SGI's cc.
Regardless of whether '-vanilla' is used or not, or whether I
specifically (require 'crypt) and (require 'tar-mode) the following
sequence of events occurs:
1) parsing tar file ... (gets through a few percent)
2) File mode specification error: (error "<long binary garbage>
I'm prepared to dig a deeper into this, but can't make any guarantees
as to when I'll get to it. Any suggestions in the meantime would be
appreciated. As a start, I'll probably step through some of the
following alternative build choices in a grey-code ordering:
1) optimizations on/off (this build: on)
2) --gung-ho on/off (this build: on)
3) gcc instead of cc (this build: SGI cc)
More information as it becomes available.
(FWIW, I'm using the Feb 2 xemacs-sumo packages distribution.)