Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46997
hard links are not kept proberly
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:23 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.
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
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.
Created attachment 31959 [details]
tar hard link bug resolution
Bero: was there a reason for the pulling back from the 1.13.25 packages? Is this
one that missed the rebuilds in February?
Yes, it was missed in the mass rebuild.