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Bug 46997 - hard links are not kept proberly
hard links are not kept proberly
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Peter Vrabec
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-07-02 11:57 EDT by Rached Ben Mustapha
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-20 04:52:45 EDT
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tar hard link bug resolution (709 bytes, patch)
2001-09-17 22:26 EDT, Jose Pedro Oliveira
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Description Rached Ben Mustapha 2001-07-02 11:57:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
when i create a tar archive with some files hard-linked between them, some
have the leading '/' in their name, causing the file to be hard-linked with
the wrong inode when un-tarred.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /tmp; tar cf foo.tar /bin
2. mkdir test; cd test
3. tar xf /tmp/foo.tar
4. ls -li bin/*awk*
5. ls -li /bin/*awk*

- or -

1. tar tvf /tmp/foo.tar

Actual Results:  "tar tvf /tmp/foo.tar" gives
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 157884 2000-08-16 19:26:13 bin/gawk-3.0.6
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2000-08-16 19:26:13 bin/gawk link to /bin/gawk-3.0.6


in the un-tarred bin directory, gawk has the i-node number of /bin/gawk-3.0.6

Expected Results:  "tar tvf /tmp/foo.tar" should give "bin/gawk link to


in the un-tarred bin directory, gawk should have the same i-node number as
gawk-3.0.6 in the same directory

Additional info:

1. tar version is 1.3.19
2. when restoring an archive and modifying a file that was badly linked,
the wrong file is modified, so data loss can occur.
Comment 1 Jose Pedro Oliveira 2001-09-17 22:26:50 EDT
Created attachment 31959 [details]
tar hard link bug resolution
Comment 2 Tim Powers 2002-04-09 12:32:03 EDT
Bero: was there a reason for the pulling back from the 1.13.25 packages? Is this
one that missed the rebuilds in February?

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-04-09 12:33:45 EDT
Yes, it was missed in the mass rebuild.

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