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Re: bin/54467: new tar overwrites symlinks to directories
The following reply was made to PR bin/54467; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <joerg%bec.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/54467: new tar overwrites symlinks to directories
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:37:44 +0200
On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 04:25:00PM +0000, martin%NetBSD.org@localhost wrote:
> The new tar(1) is overeager in restoring directories if those already exist
> as a symlink to another directory.
That's how it should behave. Seems like a bug in pax-as-tar if nothing
> This kills updates on machines that have /usr as a symlink to someplace else
> with our base.tgz containing
> drwxr-xr-x 0 root wheel 0 Jul 14 16:36 ./usr
This sounds like it is asking for trouble to me. Why would you ever want
to make /usr a symlink?!
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