> Hmm... the puzzle continues. The versions of tar and tardy match those on the
> OpenSSL development machine and have tghe same default but those seem fine
> with the version of tar on Solaris whereas those produced on my setup (Ubuntu
> 11.10) produce an unexpected EOF message.
> Investigations continue...
Well I'm not sure what caused that. I used exactly the same setup to produce
the recent 0.9.8w release and that is fine. Rerunning the distribution
commands again also produces an OK tarball.
I'll add a check to my scripts to double check the output tarball to ensure
this doesn't happen in future.