Bug 8632 - tar doesn't correctly backup and restore filesystem sockets
tar doesn't correctly backup and restore filesystem sockets
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-19 15:57 EST by nelson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-07 12:47:16 EST
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Description nelson 2000-01-19 15:57:08 EST
If I tar a file that's a filesystem socket like this one:
  srwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            0 Jan 16 12:46 /dev/gpmctl=
and then untar it (as root), I get a named pipe:
  prwxr-xr-x   1 root     root            0 Jan 16 12:46 dev/gpmctl|

This is tar (GNU tar) 1.13.11, as packaged in Redhat 6.1 as 1.13.11-1

I have also submitted this bug to bug-tar@gnu.org
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-20 16:38:59 EST
You might try tar-1.13.17-1 from Raw Hide.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-07 12:47:59 EST
This is fixed in 1.13.1x

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