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Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental restore bug in tar 1.15.1

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Incremental restore bug in tar 1.15.1
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 19:58:52 +0100

Hi David,

> During incremental restore, before removing entities that have gone
> away, tar performs a 'stat' call.  However, this stat call is
> dereferencing.  If the previously existing entity is a symlink that
> does not resolve correctly, this causes tar to print a warning, and
> not remove the entity.

That sounds like a problem recently reported.




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