Bug 4815 - restore cannot handle symbolic links.
Summary: restore cannot handle symbolic links.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5923
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: dump
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-09-01 00:14 UTC by osman
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 18:48:21 UTC

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Description osman 1999-09-01 00:14:13 UTC
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 1999-09-01 01:09:59 UTC
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 18:48:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5923 ***

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