These versions are not compatible with amanda, so I am carefully ignoring the offer to upgrade from 1.23. Keeping an eye on the bug-tar list, as I am, and if and when there is a 1.26 that fixes this, I'd appreciate its being offered in your repos within a week or so of its release. For some reason, the gnu folks do not seem concerned that they have broken a major player in the backup software field, amanda, and have allowed it to remain so for around 2 months now.
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)