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Re: tar converts simlinks to directories

Hi Robert,

On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 02:33:48PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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
> the same.
> Am I missing some option for tar not to override simlinks?

maybe -k ?
> 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?

have you looked the src ?


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