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Bug 8380 - tar 1.12 --exclude broken; /proc fills tape!
Summary: tar 1.12 --exclude broken; /proc fills tape!
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tar
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-11 19:06 UTC by Karl O. Pinc
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-26 13:25:43 UTC

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Description Karl O. Pinc 2000-01-11 19:06:18 UTC
tar -C / --exclude='./proc/*' -cf /dev/nst0 .
does not exclude /proc.  tar -1.13.?? (as shipped on RedHat 6.1) does

The exclude pattern in version 1.12 is not being compared against a
pathname with a leading "./".  The leading "./" is missing.  Or that's what
it _seems_ like is happening.  I haven't looked at the source code.

Tapes are filling up and the system is not getting full backups.

Installing tar 1.13 fixes this.

Comment 1 Karl O. Pinc 2000-01-13 18:23:59 UTC
Version 1.12 of tar also was not able to read a tar file created on a hp-ux 9

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-14 20:40:59 UTC
Tar-1.13.n is available in Raw Hide.

Can you supply a small hppux 9 tar ball for analysis and testing? Thanks.

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