reiserfs and off_t

Guillermo Pereyra Irujo gpirujo at
Mon Jul 16 09:15:03 PDT 2001

> Has anyone had any experience with using reiserfs and LFS.  When I used
> LFS-3.0-pre4 and reiserfs there is a problem installing some packages
> (XFREE86-4.10 & emacs 20.7) which were successful with LFS 3.0-pre3 and ext2.
> When doing a 'make install' on emacs (and also xfree) I get this error.
> Copying /usr/src/lfs/emacs-20.7/etc to /usr/share/emacs/20.7/etc...
> tar: off_t value 17592186044416 too large (max=68719476735)
> tar: File e/eterm shrunk by 17592186043211 bytes, padding with zeros
> ./
> e/
> e/eterm
> tar: Skipping to next file header
> and the system hangs until a ctrl-c.

I would blame the tarball...

I've been using reiser for months and never had a problem. I have compiled
X4.1 ok, though not emacs. I have only built cvs versions.

Guillermo Pereyra Irujo
Mar del Plata, Argentina

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