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Bug 8380 - tar 1.12 --exclude broken; /proc fills tape!
tar 1.12 --exclude broken; /proc fills tape!
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-11 14:06 EST by kpinc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-26 08:25:43 EST
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Description kpinc 2000-01-11 14:06:18 EST
tar -C / --exclude='./proc/*' -cf /dev/nst0 .
does not exclude /proc.  tar -1.13.?? (as shipped on RedHat 6.1) does

The exclude pattern in version 1.12 is not being compared against a
pathname with a leading "./".  The leading "./" is missing.  Or that's what
it _seems_ like is happening.  I haven't looked at the source code.

Tapes are filling up and the system is not getting full backups.

Installing tar 1.13 fixes this.
Comment 1 kpinc 2000-01-13 13:23:59 EST
Version 1.12 of tar also was not able to read a tar file created on a hp-ux 9
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-14 15:40:59 EST
Tar-1.13.n is available in Raw Hide.

Can you supply a small hppux 9 tar ball for analysis and testing? Thanks.

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