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Tar not restoring ownership

System: RH 6.2

I have a CD that I cut containing a tar file that was made on a different
system (Solaris 2.5.1 using gnutar).

I now want to restore the tar file on my system, keeping the ownership
and group of the original files.  No matter what I try, the files all
belong to root.  The -p and --same-owner did not work.  I created entries
in the passwd/shadow/group files and that didn't help.

I couldn't get tar to show me the UID and GID of the files.  At minimum,
I would have expected tar to drop the files down with the UID and GID
values.  But no, it made everything belong to root.

Unfortunately I can't go find out what the UID/GID values are at this time.

So, what does it take to get tar to do what I want?


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