Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 294661
tar -f "hostname:tar_device" usage is broken
Last modified: 2010-10-22 14:43:12 EDT
Description of problem: When using the "hostname:tar_device" convention the
command immediately fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
The "hostname:" option works fine in tar-1.14-10.RHEL4, however it does not
work in tar-1.14-12.5.1.RHEL4 or later (fails on RHEL5 versions too)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup two RHEL4 (or RHEL5) servers on network, linuxA and linuxB
2. Create some test files in /tmp/testfiles/
3. On linuxA, run: tar cvf linuxB:/tmp/test.tar /tmp/testfiles
You see this error:
tar: linuxB\:/tmp/test.tar: Cannot open: Input/output error
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
A tar file would be created on linuxB /tmp/test.tar which contains
the /tmp/testfiles from linuxA
*** Bug 475981 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Event posted on 02-17-2010 04:03pm JST by tumeya
HP verified the 5.5 beta.
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