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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar 1.14

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar 1.14
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 00:13:09 +0300

Alfred M. Szmidt <ams@kemisten.nu> wrote:

> GNU tar compiles, and passes the default and the star based
> check-suite if run as a normal user.  But it failed the
> star/qucktest.sh test; which needs to be run as root.

It does not fail it, it just skips it.

Quicktest.sh has to be run as root since it requires, among
other things, extraction of block and character special files,
which normally requires root privileges. 


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