Old Tarsnap releases

Old versions of the Tarsnap client code are provided here for historical reference and in case they help in diagnosing and/or working around bugs in the latest version.

Tarsnap 1.0.34 (July 13, 2013)

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Changes since version 1.0.33:

  • Tarsnap now supports both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Tarsnap is now more resilient against short network glitches when it first connects to the Tarsnap server.
  • Tarsnap now supports platforms with mandatory structure alignment (e.g., ARM OABI).
  • Tarsnap now restores terminal settings if killed with ^C while reading a password or passphrase.
  • Multiple minor bug fixes and cleanups.

Tarsnap 1.0.33 (August 10, 2012)

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Changes since version 1.0.32:

  • Tarsnap now caches archive metadata blocks in RAM, typically providing a 5x - 10x speedup and reduction in bandwidth usage in the "fsck" operation and when deleting a large number of archives at once.
  • Tarsnap's internal "chunk" metadata structure is now smaller, providing a ~10% reduction in usage on 32-bit machines and a ~30% reduction in memory usage on 64-bit machines.
  • Tarsnap's --newer* options now correctly descend into old directories in order to look for new files. (But note that tarsnap's snapshotting makes these options unnecessary in most situations.)
  • Multiple minor bug fixes and cleanups.

Tarsnap 1.0.32 (February 22, 2012)

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Changes since version 1.0.31:

  • A bug affecting the handling of the --nodump option on Linux (and in most cases rendering it inoperative) is fixed.
  • A workaround has been added for a compiler bug in OS X 10.7 (Lion).
  • The NetBSD "kernfs" and "ptyfs" filesystems are now excluded from archival by default.

Tarsnap 1.0.31 (November 17, 2011)

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Changes since version 1.0.30:

  • A race condition in key generation has been fixed which could allow a newly-generated key file to be read by another local user if the key file is being generated in a world-readable directory and the user running tarsnap-keygen has a umask other than 0066.
  • A bug in key generation has been fixed which could allow a newly-generated key file to be read by another local user if they key file is being generated in a world-writable directory (e.g., /tmp).
  • Tarsnap now supports Minix.
  • Tarsnap now ignores blank lines in key files; line-buffers its output (which makes tarsnap --list-archives | foo more responsive); and prints a progress indicator during tarsnap --fsck.
  • Multiple minor bug fixes.

Tarsnap 1.0.30 (August 25, 2011)

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Changes since version 1.0.29:

  • A bug fix in the handling of readdir errors; in earlier versions, it was theoretically possible for a failing hard drive or other errors in reading directories to result in files being silently omitted from an archive.
  • Several bug fixes relating to the handling of @archive directives with mtree files.
  • A bug fix to prevent cache directory corruption resulting in tarsnap failing if it was interrupted at exactly the right (wrong) moment in its operation.
  • A bug fix to correctly handle ~ in tarsnap -s path substitutions.
  • Many more minor bug fixes.

Tarsnap 1.0.29 (February 7, 2011)

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Changes since version 1.0.28:

  • New tarsnap-keyregen and tarsnap-recrypt utilities have been added for downloading, decrypting, re-encrypting, and re-uploading Tarsnap data (aka. key rotation).

Tarsnap 1.0.28 (January 18, 2011)

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Tarsnap 1.0.27 (June 27, 2010)

Download links removed due to critical bug affecting versions 1.0.22 through 1.0.27 of the Tarsnap client.

Changes since version 1.0.26:

  • The tarsnap -d and tarsnap --print-stats commands can now take multiple -f <archive> options, in which case all the specified archives will be deleted or have their statistics printed.
  • When the --dry-run option is used, the -f <archive> option is no longer required.
  • By default tarsnap will no longer recurse into synthetic filesystems (e.g., procfs). A new --insane-filesystems option disables this behaviour (i.e., allows tarsnap to recurse into synthetic filesystems).
  • A new --quiet option to tarsnap disables some usually-harmless warnings.
  • A new --configfile <file> option to tarsnap makes it possible to specify an additional configuration file; and a --no-default-config option can instruct tarsnap to not process the default configuration files.
  • The ~/.tarsnaprc configuration file and configuration settings which begin with ~ are now processed by expanding ~ to the home directory of the current user. This is a change from the behaviour in tarsnap 1.0.26 and earlier where ~ was expanded based on the $HOME environment variable, and will affect the use of tarsnap under sudo(8).
  • The tarsnap --fsck command can now be run if either the delete or write keys are present and no longer attempts to prune corrupted archives from the server.
  • A new tarsnap --recover command can be used to recover a checkpointed archive. Checkpointed archives will continue to be automatically recovered when tarsnap -c or tarsnap -d are run.

Tarsnap 1.0.26 (December 24, 2009)

Download links removed due to critical bug affecting versions 1.0.22 through 1.0.27 of the Tarsnap client.

Changes since version 1.0.25:

  • Change to the Tarsnap client-server protocol in order to reduce the need for connections to be dropped and re-established; in particular, this should avoid some "Connection lost, waiting X seconds before reconnecting" warnings when starting or finishing an archive.
  • Fixes to bandwidth limiting via the --maxbw-rate family of options; prior to this version, those options could break on systems with fast internet connections.
  • Several improvements to the tarsnap(1) manual page.
  • Minor build fixes: Tarsnap now supports out-of-tree builds, and now adds the necessary compiler flags when building SSE2 code.

Tarsnap 1.0.25 (July 10, 2009)

Download links removed due to critical bug affecting versions 1.0.22 through 1.0.27 of the Tarsnap client.

Changes since version 1.0.24:

  • Portability improvement: Configuration files and files passed to the -T and -X options of tarsnap may contain Windows or Mac end-of-line characters.
  • Portability improvement: A preprocessed version of the Tarsnap man pages is installed on systems such as Solaris which do not have mdoc macros.
  • New command-line options, for overriding options set in configuration files: --normalmem, --no-aggressive-networking, --no-config-exclude, --no-config-include, --no-disk-pause, --no-humanize-numbers, --no-maxbw, --no-maxbw-rate-down, --no-maxbw-rate-up, --no-nodump, --no-print-stats, --no-snaptime, --no-store-atime, --no-totals.
  • New configuration file options: disk-pause, humanize-numbers, maxbw, maxbw-rate, maxbw-rate-down, maxbw-rate-up, normalmem, no-aggressive-networking, no-config-exclude, no-config-include, no-disk-pause, no-humanize-numbers, no-maxbw, no-maxbw-rate-down, no-maxbw-rate-up, no-nodump, no-print-stats, no-snaptime, no-store-atime, no-totals.

Tarsnap 1.0.24 (June 24, 2009)

Download links removed due to critical bug affecting versions 1.0.22 through 1.0.27 of the Tarsnap client.

Changes since 1.0.23:
  • Build process reorganization: Code shared between the tarsnap client code and the tarsnap-keygen and tarsnap-keymgmt utilities is built into a library and then accessed from there instead of being compiled multiple times.
  • The autoconf version of Tarsnap (above) should now be used on all supported platforms, including FreeBSD; there is no longer a "native" FreeBSD source tarball.
  • Source code reorganization: Several source files added in version 1.0.22 have been moved in order to make it easier to keep it in sync with scrypt source code.
  • Updated to use libarchive 2.7.0: This brings improved UTF8 / Unicode and extended attribute support, along with minor bug fixes.

Tarsnap 1.0.23 (June 10, 2009)

Download links removed due to critical bug affecting versions 1.0.22 through 1.0.27 of the Tarsnap client.

Changes since 1.0.22:
  • Tarsnap now caches the result of a DNS lookup for the Tarsnap server; this improves performance when the --aggressive-networking option is used, and increases Tarsnap's resilience in the presence of temporary network glitches.
  • New --disk-pause X option which allows a duration to be specified to wait after each file is archived and after every 64 kB within each file (thus, approximately after each physical disk operation).
  • Added SIGNALS section in the Tarsnap man page describing how Tarsnap handles SIGINFO+SIGUSR1 (prints progress of current operation), SIGQUIT (truncates the current archive), and SIGUSR2 (creates a checkpoint in the current archive).
  • Minor bug fixes and typographical corrections.

Tarsnap 1.0.22 (June 3, 2009)

Download links removed due to critical bug affecting versions 1.0.22 through 1.0.27 of the Tarsnap client.

Changes since 1.0.21:
  • Add support for passphrase-protected key files using AES256-CTR, HMAC-SHA256, and the scrypt key derivation function via a --passphrased option to tarsnap-keygen and tarsnap-keymgmt.
  • Tarsnap key files are now base64-encoded (i.e., printable).
  • Bug fix for non-FreeBSD systems: The autoconf script now correctly detects support for reading file flags, allowing them to be archived (and unbreaking --nodump support).
  • Minor bug fixes and typographical corrections.

Due to a change in the Tarsnap key file format, key files generated by the tarsnap-keygen and tarsnap-keymgmt utilities from Tarsnap 1.0.22 and later cannot be used by pre-1.0.22 versions of Tarsnap. (However, old key files can still be used with new versions of Tarsnap.)

Tarsnap 1.0.21 (March 5, 2009)

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Changes since 1.0.20:
  • Serious bug fix: In version 1.0.20 of Tarsnap, if the --checkpoint-bytes option is used, it is possible for an entry in Tarsnap's chunk cache to become corrupted. If this occurs, then when an archive is created containing a file for which a corrupted cache entry exists, there is a very high probability (99.8% or higher, depending on the --checkpoint-bytes value used) that Tarsnap will print the error "Skip length too long" and exit; but there is also a small chance (0.2% or less) that the archive entry corresponding to that file will be silently corrupted.
  • Signal handling bug fix for operating systems with SysV signal-handling semantics: In version 1.0.20 and earlier, Tarsnap can exit with a "User Signal 1" or "User Signal 2" error. This affects OpenSolaris and Solaris, and Linux if libc 5 or earlier is used.
  • Bug fix for OS X: In version 1.0.20 and earlier, Tarsnap can exit with an error of "tcgetattr(stdin): Operation not supported by device" if there is no terminal attached (e.g., if Tarsnap is run from a cron job).
  • Portability fix: Tarsnap now builds on Solaris 10.

Tarsnap 1.0.20 (February 3, 2009)

Download links removed due to serious bug — see Tarsnap 1.0.21 change list.

Changes since 1.0.19:

  • Add --checkpoint-bytes <bytespercheckpoint> option to Tarsnap and associated configuration file option. This instructs tarsnap -c to store a checkpoint every <bytespercheckpoint> bytes; if Tarsnap (or the system on which Tarsnap is running) crashes, or the system's internet connection fails, in the middle of creating an archive, it will now be truncated at the last checkpoint instead of being lost entirely.
  • Add Debian package-building metadata and Arch Linux PKGBUILD file. Thanks to Mads Sülau Jørgensen and Aaron Schaefer for their help with these.
  • Minor bug fixes to autoconf build.

Due to changes in cache directory and archive formats, pre-1.0.20 versions of Tarsnap should not be used to create archives after 1.0.20 or later versions of Tarsnap are used by the same machine.

Tarsnap 1.0.19 (January 17, 2009)

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Changes since 1.0.18:
  • Bugfix in the handling of hardlinked files. This corrects a problem where Tarsnap could under certain rare circumstances, exit with an error message of "Skip length too long" when creating an archive.
  • After printing a "Connection lost" warning, print a "Connection re-established" message once communication with the Tarsnap server has resumed.
  • Source tarballs have been renamed; the FreeBSD tarball has been renamed from tarsnap-VERSION.tgz to tarsnap-freebsd-VERSION.tgz, while the autoconfed tarball has been renamed from tarsnap-at-VERSION.tgz to tarsnap-autoconf-VERSION.tgz. For backwards compatibility, tarballs will continue to be generated with the old names for the near future.
  • A GPG-signed file containing the SHA256 hashes of source tarballs is now provided.
  • Minor changes to improve portability. Tarsnap should now build and run on FreeBSD, Linux (success reported on Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Slackware, Gentoo, RedHat, and Arch), OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenSolaris, and Cygwin. Thanks to Simon Burns, Justin Haynes, Bruce Leidl, and Aaron Schaefer for their help with testing and fixing issues.

Tarsnap 1.0.18 (December 25, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.17:
  • Many portability fixes. Tarsnap should now build and run on FreeBSD, Linux (success has been reported on Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, Slackware, Gentoo, and RedHat), OS X, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and OpenSolaris. Thanks to "Triskelios" (IRC nick), "WEiRDJE" (IRC nick), Thomas Hurst, and Justin Haynes for their help with testing and fixing portability issues.
  • Minor bugfixes (mostly harmless).

Tarsnap 1.0.17 (December 10, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.16:
  • Minor fixes to error message reporting.
  • Fixes to terminal setting code so that "tarsnap &" doesn't get stuck.
  • Bandwidth limiting via the --maxbw-rate family of options is now far more CPU-efficient.
  • Add "make uninstall" to FreeBSD make logic.
  • A warning is now printed when SIGQUIT or ^Q is received, since it may take a few seconds for Tarsnap to finish and exit cleanly.
  • Many minor improvements and bugfixes due to updating the libarchive and bsdtar code used, including new --numeric-owner, -S (extract files as sparse files), and -s (rewrite paths) options.

Tarsnap 1.0.16 (November 15, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.15:
  • Add --maxbw-rate, --maxbw-rate-down, and --maxbw-rate-up options for limiting the bandwidth used by Tarsnap in bytes per second.
  • In the Tarsnap configuration file(s), any leading ~ in a configuration parameter is expanded to $HOME.
  • Fix "make -jN" in FreeBSD build.

Tarsnap 1.0.15 (November 14, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.14:
  • When running without the --lowmem or --verylowmem options, Tarsnap conserves memory if it encounters lots of small files; at worst, Tarsnap's memory consumption is roughly double the memory which would be consumed if the --lowmem option were specified.
  • Add --dry-run option to tarsnap -c which simulates storing an archive without actually sending anything over the network.
  • The tarsnap.1 and tarsnap.conf.5 manual pages now reference the correct default configuration file location if the CONFIGDIR variable (on FreeBSD) or the sysconfdir variable (with autoconf) is not /usr/local/etc.
  • The autoconf build code no longer passes -Werror to the compiler; this allows tarsnap to build with gcc 4.3.

Tarsnap 1.0.14 (October 14, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.13:
  • The tarsnap-keygen utility and tarsnap client now understand a "send more money" error response sent by the tarsnap server, and print an appropriate message.

    Earlier versions of tarsnap-keygen and tarsnap will instead error out with a "network protocol violation by server" message if a user's account balance is not positive.

Tarsnap 1.0.13 (October 1, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.12:
  • As a safeguard against accidental destruction of key files, tarsnap-keygen now refuses to overwrite files.
  • Add --nuke command to tarsnap which requires only the delete authorization key and deletes all archives.
  • Add --nuke option to tarsnap-keymgmt to allow creation of a key file which can be used to delete all of a machine's data but cannot be used to read or write archives.

Tarsnap 1.0.12 (September 27, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.11:
  • Source code layout has changed, with resulting changes in make logic; but once compiled, there should be no functional changes.

Tarsnap 1.0.11 (August 21, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.10:
  • Add --humanize-numbers option which "humanizes" statistics printed by the --print-stats option.
  • Add --maxbw option to interrupt archival when a specified amount of upload bandwidth has been used.
  • Make warnings about network glitches (e.g., "Connection lost, waiting X seconds before reconnecting") less noisy, but add a --noisy-warnings option to restore the old behaviour (probably useful for debugging purposes only).

Tarsnap 1.0.10 (August 7, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.9:
  • Restricted keyfiles can be generated using a new "tarsnap-keymgmt" utility containing the keys needed to write backups but not read or delete them, to read backups but not write or delete them, etc.
  • Several minor bugfixes.

Tarsnap 1.0.9 (June 30, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.8:
  • Linux 2.4 kernel compatibility fix in TCP_CORK code.
  • Linux compatibility fix in terminal handling for running tarsnap without a controlling terminal (e.g., from cron).
  • Linux autoconf fixes for ext2fs header files.
  • Workaround for FreeBSD net.inet.ip.portrange.randomized + pf interaction.

Tarsnap 1.0.8 (June 21, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.7:
  • Error out in ./configure if OpenSSL or zlib are not found.
  • Correctly detect presence of chroot system call in ./configure.

Tarsnap 1.0.7 (June 13, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.6:
  • Add sample tarsnap configuration file.
  • Add --aggressive-networking option for systems which are limited by internet congestion.
  • Ignore blank lines in tarsnap configuration file.

Tarsnap 1.0.6 (June 11, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.5:
  • Minor bugfixes (mostly harmless).

Tarsnap 1.0.5 (May 27, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.4:
  • Add --keep-newer-files option to tarsnap -x.
  • Add SIGINFO handling to read.c; add progress-within-files reporting to write.c.
  • Clarify error message if fchmod fails in tarsnap-keygen.
  • Updated to use a newer libarchive.

Tarsnap 1.0.4 (May 12, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.3:
  • Don't print a warning about not archiving the tarsnap cache directory if it is being ignored due to a command-line inclusion/exclusion.

Tarsnap 1.0.3 (May 9, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.2:
  • OS X portability fixes to network code.

Tarsnap 1.0.2 (May 3, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.1:
  • Prompt in tarsnap-keygen changed for clarity.
  • OS X portability fixes to network code.
  • Added warning if tarsnap is passed -f option along with --list-archives or --fsck.

Tarsnap 1.0.1 (April 27, 2008)

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Changes since 1.0.0:
  • Add EXAMPLES section to tarsnap man page.
  • Don't free cache records which are still in the cache trie — this fixes a core dump when writing out the updated cache after running tarsnap -c.

Tarsnap 1.0.0 (April 25, 2008)

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