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Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:12:30 +0200
From: Tomasz Sterna <>
Subject: lchmod on Linux

I think there is an issue with musl providing lchmod() implementation
on Linux.

It simply proxies to fchmodat(), but as you cannot change mod for
symlink on Linux it fails.

This gives trouble to libarchive's bsdtar implementation that detects
that platform provides lchmod, tries to use it while extracting
archives containing symlinks and fails... ;-(

For now I am just patching libarchive config.h to not use lchmod, but I
would rather see musl do the right thing. :-)

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