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Re: disaster upgrading to elf

>My system is still dead in the water.  The problem with tar (bug
>#2146) prevents me from restoring my system from tape.  I have lost
>much precious time and am now very far behind on my work.  I find it
>hard to believe that no one else has encountered this problem.  Bdale,
>I see that you are the new tar maintainer.  Is there a fix for this
>problem?  Am I overlooking something obvious?

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.

                                 ( bcwhite@bnr.ca )

    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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