Why is my attach_workspace step failing to extract the workspace?

The attach_workspace step relies on tar and gzip in your environment. If you're having trouble with restoring your workspace you may need to update the current versions of gzip/tar or use a different implementation entirely.

You may see this error in the build output:

Using busybox tar, if you run into issues, please try installing GNUtar.

Or you may see this error:

Error uploading workspace archive: RequestError: send request failed

It is known that the versions of tar/gzip that come from BusyBox can result in issues, and reinstalling them on alpine images with apk add --no-cache tar gzip can help resolve problems.

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