Bug#3100: no /etc/rmt with tar
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <email@example.com>
remote backups can't be done, contrary to docs.
from the tar info file:
> In either case, `tar' will invoke the command `rsh' (or `remsh')
> to start up an `/etc/rmt' on the remote machine. If you give an
> alternate login name, it will be given to the `rsh'. Naturally, the
> remote machine must have an executable `/etc/rmt'. This program is
> free software from the University of California, and a copy of the
> source code can be found with the sources for `tar'; it's compiled
> and installed by default.
Permissions, hosts.allow, .rhosts etc are set up correctly to allow
firstname.lastname@example.org to use taz.net.au's tape drive.
but it doesn't work because /etc/rmt isn't included with the tar
(gw-cas) ~$ tar tvfz taz:/dev/tape
bash: /etc/rmt: No such file or directory
tar (child): Cannot open archive taz:/dev/tape: I/O error
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Child returned status 1
Is there any good reason for NOT compiling and installing rmt by default?
btw, if this is fixed, both source code and documentation should be
changed to refer to either/usr/bin/rmt or /usr/sbin/rmt, NOT /etc/rmt.