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    SubjectRe: I give up
    On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    >On Apr 10 2007 03:51, Gene Heskett wrote:
    >>On Tuesday 10 April 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:
    >>>On Mon, Apr 09, Dave Dillow wrote:
    >>>> It's not /dev he's backing up -- its /home, /usr, and others. GNU
    >>>> tar saves the device and inode numbers from the {,l}stat() call on
    >>>> each file and decides it is a new file if either number changes from
    >>>> run to run.
    >>>
    >>>So fix tar to not do silly things.
    >>>Kernel major:minor numbers are not stable.
    >>
    >>YOU Tell that to the tar/star people, they are flabbergasted that its
    >> not stable. It apparently is for every other OS tar can be run on.
    >
    >FreeBSD also seems to be quite "dynamic".
    >/dev/da0 is (0,92) for the 'fixit shell' -- how about you?
    >
    I don't have such a beast here. Whats that supposed to do?
    >
    >Jan



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