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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU Tar 1.28 configuration test for deep directory hierarc

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU Tar 1.28 configuration test for deep directory hierarchy failing on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:47:47 -0400

On 13 Oct 2015 16:12, Charles Diza wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 3:52 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> > On 10/13/2015 12:37 PM, Charles Diza wrote:
> >> But the "confdir-14B--" tree is a different story.  No such gradual
> >> pruning works, and neither does coreutils' `rm`.  (The latter says "No
> >> space left on device", whatever that means.)
> >
> > What system calls does coreutils rm execute?  E.g., something like this:
> >
> > sudo dtruss -f sudo -u $USER rm -fr confdir-14B--
> >
> > (This is complicated because OS X apparently doesn't have anything simple
> > like 'strace'.)
> Sorry, I'm not a programmer.  I don't know what system calls *anything*
> executes :)  And I have no idea what strace is or what alternatives could
> be used instead or how to use those alternatives.
> Someone who knows what they're talking about will have to answer your
> question.

why not run the requested command and send us the log then ?
it's been a long time since i ran OS X, so i don't recall if
dtruss includes a log output option, so you can try like:
  sudo dtruss -f sudo -u $USER rm -fr confdir-14B-- >log 2>&1

then compress/attach the "log" file here.

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