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Re: bin/55815: tar opens device files

The following reply was made to PR bin/55815; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
Subject: Re: bin/55815: tar opens device files
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 08:50:27 +0200

 On Sat, Jun 05, 2021 at 10:22:51PM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > whole discussion shouldn't be about tar either. The whole "open has side
 > effects" problem applies to many, many other programs, so it should
 > really be considered in this wider context... 
 Totally independent of the wider "problem" (which I believe won't go away
 any time soon) we should swith tar back if we can not easily fix the new
 one. Where "fixing" (from my POV) would include simple hacks like making
 the no-EA/no-ACLs option the default.

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