tar converts simlinks to directories
A command like "tar -C / -xf package.tar" will destroy the /usr
simlink of my system if package.tar contains a /usr directory,
which replaces the simlink. note that all Debian packages
contain a /usr directory.
This behaviour isn't new in tar, version 1.13.17-2 does
Am I missing some option for tar not to override simlinks?
Besides, dpkg passes either "-xf" or "-xpf". I have tried
both manualy, and both destroy the simlink.
Does anyone know why dpkg calling tar doesn't destroy
the /usr simlink?
btw, this is the main problem i'm having to install GDB
in Bochs. see http://khazad.dyndns.org/gnu-hurd/PROBLEMS
"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992
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