Bug 426717 - tar -l option does not functrion.
Summary: tar -l option does not functrion.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tar
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Brich
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 434648 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-24 22:38 UTC by Steve Alexander
Modified: 2008-02-25 08:54 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.17-6.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-02-17 12:04:32 UTC

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Description Steve Alexander 2007-12-24 22:38:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
The tar -l and --one-file-system are documented as being identical.  -l does not work as expected, --one-file-system does.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount something in /media
2.tar -c -l -vf /dev/null /media # observe verbose list
3.tar -c --one-file-system -vf /dev/null /media # observe correct and stderr msg

Actual Results:
[root@lycoperdon media]# tar -c -l -vf /dev/null /media
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names

Expected Results:
[root@lycoperdon media]# tar -c --one-file-system -vf /dev/null /media
tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
tar: /media/_boot1/: file is on a different filesystem; not dumped

Additional info:
It appears that -l option is not correctly parsed or handled in the tar command.

Comment 1 Radek Brich 2008-01-03 13:33:18 UTC
This is error in documentation -- man page is obsolete.

In tar 1.15.1 source there is following comment for option '-l':
      /* Historically equivalent to --one-file-system. This usage is
         incompatible with UNIX98 and POSIX specs and therefore is
         deprecated. The semantics of -l option will be changed in
         future versions. See TODO.

In tar 1.17 (which is in F8) and later, there really is new semantics for "-l",
it is now equivalent to --check-links.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-01-22 15:39:30 UTC
tar-1.17-6.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update tar'

Comment 3 Radek Brich 2008-02-25 08:54:42 UTC
*** Bug 434648 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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