Bug 8632

Summary: tar doesn't correctly backup and restore filesystem sockets
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: nelson
Component: tarAssignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer <bero>
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Version: 6.1CC: gp
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Description nelson 2000-01-19 20:57:08 UTC
If I tar a file that's a filesystem socket like this one:
  srwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            0 Jan 16 12:46 /dev/gpmctl=
and then untar it (as root), I get a named pipe:
  prwxr-xr-x   1 root     root            0 Jan 16 12:46 dev/gpmctl|

This is tar (GNU tar) 1.13.11, as packaged in Redhat 6.1 as 1.13.11-1

I have also submitted this bug to bug-tar

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-20 21:38:59 UTC
You might try tar-1.13.17-1 from Raw Hide.

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-07 17:47:59 UTC
This is fixed in 1.13.1x