Re: disaster upgrading to elf
On Tue, 16 Jan 1996 12:43:00 -0500 , "brian (b.c.) white" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> I have restored my system from backup twice without any problem.
> All I did was...
> umask 000 ; cd / ; tar xvzf /backup/linux.tar
> All userid, groupid, and permissions were set correctly. (Note:
> umask must me set or it will apply to all files that are extracted.
That's interesting. I wonder why slackware's tar worked and debian's
didn't. I presume the umask was the same in both cases since I tried
them in the same shell. BTW, the reason I cannot just use slackware's
tar to restore my system is that it's not statically linked and my
rescue disks don't have ELF libraries.
It's strange that a non-zero umask would affect *ownership*. This
behavior seems like a bug. I'll give it a try, though.