Bug 4815

Summary: restore cannot handle symbolic links.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: osman
Component: dumpAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
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Description osman 1999-09-01 00:14:13 UTC
When you read back a dump containing symbolic links, you get
an error when useing it to restore:
The error says something about not being able to create the
named special file, it does however does it ok.

Comment 1 osman 1999-09-01 01:09:59 UTC
The error message is:
Create symbolic link [linkname]->[targetname]
extract special file [linkname]
restore: [linkname]: cannot create special file: Invalid argument

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 18:48:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5923 ***