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Bug 25411 - tar can't backup into a remote device
tar can't backup into a remote device
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-31 16:22 EST by Roger Pena-Escobio
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-07 15:17:07 EDT
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Description Roger Pena-Escobio 2001-01-31 16:22:37 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows NT)

when i try to backup to a remote host using tar (tar -f host:/backup) it 
report "/etc/rmt not such file or directory" and abort. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.as root create an .rhost file in /root/ with this line "<hostname> root" 
where <hostname> is the name of your host. 
2.open your rsh port: edit the inetd.conf file and uncomment the line rsh 
line, execute killall -HUP inetd .
3.check that you have installed the last rmt version (rmt-0.4b19-5.6x)

Actual Results:  
bash: /etc/rmt: No such file or directory
tar (grandchild): <hosname>\:/usr/local/src/ssh-1.2.29.tar.gz: Cannot 
open: Input/output error
tar (grandchild): Error is not recoverable: exiting now

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

Expected Results:  
drwxr-xr-x tri/operator      0 2000-07-03 13:08:15 ssh-1.2.29/
-rw-r--r-- tri/operator  13556 2000-07-03 13:06:51 ssh-1.2.29/COPYING
-rw-r--r-- tri/operator  22129 2000-07-03 13:06:51 ssh-1.2.29/README
-rw-r--r-- tri/operator   3914 2000-07-03 13:06:51 ssh-

the error begun when we upgrade the rmt package, from rmt-0.4b15-1 to rmt-
0.4b19-5.6 , in the new version the file /etc/rmt is moved to /usr/etc/rmt 
( FHS ?? ) so the quick solution to the bug is to create the link /etc/rmt 
--> /sbin/rmt as in the old rmt package.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-31 18:13:37 EST
Install the rmt package.
Comment 2 Roger Pena-Escobio 2001-01-31 19:26:08 EST
the rmt package is installed but, i repeate, the /etc/rmt file doesn't exist, 
it was move to /usr/etc/rmt so tar can't work, you has to recreate the link in 
order to get the tar command working back.
Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-31 19:36:04 EST
rpm -qpl shows /etc/rmt is present both in rmt-0.4b15-1.i386.rpm, as shipped 
with 6.2, and rmt-0.4b19-4.i386.rpm, as shipped with 7.0. Make sure you're 
using our package.
Comment 4 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-31 19:37:22 EST
Also, rmt is part of dump, not tar.
Comment 5 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-31 19:42:44 EST
The problem is present in the 6.2 update package (0.4b19-5.6x); please fix
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-06-12 18:15:32 EDT
Fixed in rmt-0.4b22-1 in rawhide

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