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Re: Incorrect mtree entries for hard links

On Wed, 16 Apr 2008, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> during testing I found a difference in behaviour between bsdtar and
> pax-as-tar. When extracting base.tgz with bsdtar, usr/bin/systat will
> not be sgid kmem. The reason for this is that usr/bin/sysstat is a hard
> link that overwrites the permission. I am not sure if the behaviour of
> bsdtar is entirely correct, but the permissions in the archive don't
> look right either. Opinions?

See PR 24457 for a bug report about essentially the same issue, but
(four years later) I still don't see an easy fix.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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