Tape Orientated Backup Bug
Downloaded the unstable Debian Tape-Orientated Backup package (tob_0.14-4.deb)
tonight and had something
interesting (frustrating) happen, posting here so that others may avoid
1. Installed package -> "dpkg -i tob_0.14-4.deb"
2. Intended to execute "tob -check" as documented in the man page,
made typo and ran "tob check" instead (as root, under /dev directory).
I avoid running new programs as root if possible, but one must be root to
3. ALL DEVICE FILES UNDER /dev GONE!!! MAKEDEV SCRIPT GONE TOO!!!
Luckily I had access to the makedev package and was able to regenerate the
device files without much pain.
I'm not sure if the typo had anything to do with it, but I noticed lines in
the tob script
such as "$RM -f $TOBLISTS/$2.Full*". I would suspect some variable didn't get
set and this
got interpreted as "$RM -f *".
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