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plea for tar-1.21



Greetings;

Booooo, hissss

Once again, in the last weeks updates, fedora has screwed the moose and 
changed the disk device major:minors enough that tar-1.20, which knows nothing 
of the '--no-check-device' option, now thinks that every file on the system is 
brand new.  This drives amanda up a tree and she falls out on her head as all 
levels of backup are now level 0.

We have been through this particular dog and pony show circus several times 
since the FC2 days when it first bit me, and its getting VERY old.  I let 
yumex update the device manager stuffs 2 days ago cuz somebody said it had an 
attack vector available.  It shouldn't have bothered me because I learned my 
lesson well and have no LVM's in my system.  None, nada, zip.

Please, either stabilize the device mapping (BTW, how did you do that when I 
didn't even reboot?) or give us a version of tar that can cope with it.  
According to the ChangeLog, it will take 1.21 to do that.

Yeah, that is booing you hear from the cheering section of the cheap bleacher 
seats.  You're killing me with this picking of device numbers from a damned 
rand() hat.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
The cart has no place where a fifth wheel could be used.
		-- Herbert von Fritzlar


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