Bug 18980 - problem with tar example in RAID HOWTO
Summary: problem with tar example in RAID HOWTO
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: raidtools   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Paul Lindner
URL: http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/ti...
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Reported: 2000-10-12 17:26 UTC by Randy Cushman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 13:31:23 UTC
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Description Randy Cushman 2000-10-12 17:26:32 UTC
I copied a root partition using the "tar pipe" examples:
    tar cf - ./bin ./boot ./dev ./etc ./home ./lib ./misc ./mnt ./root ./sbin ./tmp ./usr ./var | (cd /raidtemp;tar xf -)
in section 4.3 "Advanced configuration" of "The Red Hat Linux 6.1 SOFTWARE RAID HOWTO."
When I booted the partition I saw multiple daemon failures apparently caused by file protection problems.

When I changed the tar "restore" from "tar xf -" to "tar xpf -" the results were much more pleasing.

I recommend that the "tar pipe" examples in the aforementioned document be corrected.

Comment 1 Tom Lancaster 2001-04-24 19:10:59 UTC
This is a documentation issue.

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2001-08-26 22:22:20 UTC
This is really an issue for the Software-RAID tips maintainer to look into - I
am just going to mail webmaster@redhat.com to make them aware of this minor nit,
and close this very old bug.

Sorry for the very long delay in replying.

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