Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 465803
tar -M --label "foo was here" does not created headers with volume numbers
Last modified: 2008-11-22 11:43:03 EST
Description of problem:
Tried creating multi-volume tapes. Tar used to create volume headers with its own volume number ( so u can tell which one was first, second, ..... ). Tar use to do that automagically. Now it does not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Presuming I did it correctly, always.
Steps to Reproduce:
tar cfb /dev/st0 256 -M --new-volume-script /home/gat/SwitchOutTapes --label "PE1800 October 6 2008" largeraid raid
no volume numbers on the tape volumes
data point: seems to work on F-7 tar
This feature seems to disappear between upstream releases 1.15.1 and 1.16. Is it documented somewhere?
Are you asking me for documentation as to why it disappeared?
Are you asking me if there is any ( recent ) documentation on how the tar switches are supposed to operate?
Are you asking me for the release notes - which I suppose should have had notes on this.
For some folks, this is how tar is supposed to operate, irrespective of DOC's
Fixed by upstream:
A testing rpm should be available soon.
You can test this scratch build:
tar-1.20-4.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
tar-1.19-5.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
tar-1.19-5.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
tar-1.20-4.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.