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SubjectRe: I give up
Gene Heskett wrote:
> YOU Tell the tar people, they are flabbergasted that linux is apparently
> the only unstable OS that tar can be run on.

How about cygwin/windows? It has no concept of static device numbers.
And what about external usb disks on any other unix os? Surely they
don't have static minor device numbers in the face of hot plugging?

The bug is in tar and that is what needs fixed. It should not attach
any meaning to the device number, but rather should assume that the
admin knows what he is doing when he said to backup a given path using a
given incremental backup log, and that he isn't yanking tar's chain and
pointing it to a different path between incremental backups.

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