Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The cpio package contains a file /usr/sbin/rmt and a sym-link from /etc/rmt
> to it. Is this considered a bug? I have got used to being able to grep the
> contents of /etc without worrying about getting 8 bit data which could change
> my terminal settings...
It's not a bug, because it is required to allow remote tar to work
from other OSs. Unfortunately, many versions of tar have the /etc/rmt
path hardwired into them, so they can invoke it on remote machines
(via rsh or ssh).
There's not much we can do about this (except perhaps making it a
seperate package, with a single symlink in it, which I suppose you
could propose, since very few people actually need /etc/rmt)
> I am in London and would like to meet any Linux users here.
> I plan to work in London until April and then move to another
> place where the pay is good.
There is a LLUG which you can probably find out about by looking at the UKUUG site: www.ukuug.org. If not, mail me and I'll have a rumage.
- From: Russell Coker <email@example.com>