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Re: [Bug-tar] [PATCH] add a numeric offset option for uid and gid manipu

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] [PATCH] add a numeric offset option for uid and gid manipulations
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:17:48 +0100
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 03/12/13 02:03, Glauber Costa wrote:
> > With that, it is extremely useful when unpacking tar archives, to be
> > able to add that offset to the end result. Specifying a user won't help,
> > since the tar archive can have many
> Sorry, I'm not following this part.  Why can't you extract the
> tar image in a context where the mapping is already in place?
> If user "foo" is host user ID 4000, for example, and you're running
> in an environment where uid 0 maps to 10000, then presumably
> user "foo" is namespace user 14000, which is what you want, no?

Also, TAR should map by name rather then by uid in the first attempt.


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