Bug 2336 - cpio header info lost in versions prior to pl 11
cpio header info lost in versions prior to pl 11
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 226
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cpio (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-23 09:28 EDT by Dan Yocum
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-23 11:15:45 EDT
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Description Dan Yocum 1999-04-23 09:28:52 EDT
Forwarded message follows from Chris Green.

Dan

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Hi,

Some extremely detailed work by Randy [Herber] in
determining why a Linux backup using cpio failed has found a
bug in the cpio package for any rpm below patchlevel 11
(which we have determined fixes the bug). The rpm which
comes with FRH521 [i.e., Red Hat 5.2] is at patchlevel 9,
which also has the bug.

Basically, if one uses

cpio -Hodc -o

(the most portable way to output information via cpio), then
the header information before each cpio item has the
namesize and filesize attributes missing -- effectively a
showstopper to having the backup read back in any usable
fashion.

<snip>

Thanks,
Chris.

--
Chris Green. HEP, Purdue University. CDF SVXII project.
Based at Fermilab. MAIL greenc@fnal.gov; PHONE (630)
840-2308
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-23 11:15:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 226 ***

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