Invalid dates on Unix/Linux linked lib files after expanding files in versions 11.2.4 onward

Document ID : KB000084708
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
Error Message :
implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00

When expanding the ucsmblx6.tar.gz file for Linux (64x) for Automation Engine's (AE) Service Manager the following warnings are displayed:

Command 'tar -xz --directory="." -f "ucsmgrlx6.tar.gz"' 
failed with return code 0 and error message 
tar: bin/libstdc++.so.6: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 
tar: bin/libssp.so: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 
tar: bin/libgcc_s.so: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 
tar: bin/libssp.so.0: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00 
tar: bin/libstdc++.so: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00. 

These messages will appear in all products (Unix Agent, Utility, etc.) which are currently being linked to these libraries.

However,  they have no impact on the system and can be ignored as only the links are affected.

 
Environment:
OS: Unix
OS Version: N/A
Cause:
Cause type:
Defect
Root Cause: A packaging problem was fixed which caused timestamps of symbolic links in tar.gz archives to be set to 1970.
Resolution:
Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.

Fix Status: In Progress

Fix Version(s):
Automation Engine 12.1.2 - Planned release date: 2018-05-23
Automation Engine 12.0.5 - Planned release date: 2018-05-07
Automation Engine 11.2.8 - Planned release date: 2018-06-05
Additional Information:
Workaround :
The warnings can be ignored since they have no impact on the system and only the links are affected.