cpio - A Backup and Archiving Utility

Distribution: openSUSE 13.2
Repository: openSUSE Update all
Package name: cpio
Package version: 2.11
Package release: 29.5.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 220.38 KB
Download size: 83.57 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.gwdg.de
GNU cpio is a program to manage archives of files. This package also includes 'mt', a tape drive control program. Cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. An archive is a file that contains other files plus information about them, such as their pathname, owner, time stamps, and access permissions. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. This package normally includes the program 'rmt', which provides remote tape drive control. Because there is a compatible 'rmt' in the 'dump' package, 'rmt' is not included in this package. If you are planning to use the remote tape features provided by cpio, install the 'dump' package as well. Authors: -------- David J. MacKenzie <djm@gnu.org> Jim Meyering <meyering@na-net.ornl.gov>



  • cpio = 2.11-29.5.1
  • cpio(x86-64) = 2.11-29.5.1


    Source package: cpio-2.11-29.5.1.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    Install cpio rpm package:

    # zypper install cpio


    • /bin/cpio
    • /usr/bin/cpio
    • /usr/bin/mt
    • /usr/share/info/cpio.info.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/cpio.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mt.1.gz


    2014-12-01 - vcizek@suse.com - fix an OOB write with cpio -i (bnc#907456) (CVE-2014-9112) * added 0001-Fix-memory-overrun-on-reading-improperly-created-lin.patch

    2014-08-29 - jengelh@inai.de - Improve on RPM group classification (cpio does not compress on its own per se) - Remove redundant %clean section

    2014-08-21 - vcizek@suse.com - drop cpio-dir_perm.patch * no longer needed since 2.11 * it was dropped from Fedora too and only caused problems (bnc#889138)

    2014-07-29 - vcizek@suse.com - fix a truncation check in mt * added cpio-fix_truncation_check.patch

    2014-07-17 - vcizek@suse.com - prevent cpio from extracting over a symlink (bnc#658010) * added cpio-check_for_symlinks.patch

    2013-07-23 - vcizek@suse.com - add a missing fix from SLE for bnc#830779 (original bug bnc#658031) added paxutils-rtapelib_mtget.patch

    2013-03-21 - mmeister@suse.com - Added url as source. Please see http://en.opensuse.org/SourceUrls

    2012-07-18 - aj@suse.de - Fix build with missing gets declaration (glibc 2.16)

    2012-02-02 - rschweikert@suse.com - leave binary in /usr (UsrMerge project), link to binary from /bin

    2012-01-02 - vcizek@suse.cz - added autoconf to BuildRequires