Bug 4815 - restore cannot handle symbolic links.
restore cannot handle symbolic links.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5923
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: dump (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-08-31 20:14 EDT by osman
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 13:48:21 EST
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Description osman 1999-08-31 20:14:13 EDT
When you read back a dump containing symbolic links, you get
an error when useing it to restore:
The error says something about not being able to create the
named special file, it does however does it ok.
Comment 1 osman 1999-08-31 21:09:59 EDT
The error message is:
Create symbolic link [linkname]->[targetname]
extract special file [linkname]
restore: [linkname]: cannot create special file: Invalid argument
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 13:48:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5923 ***

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