Support non-Gnu tar

Bug #278478 reported by Alexander Skwar on 2008-10-05
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mylvmbackup
Medium
Lenz Grimmer

Bug Description

Right now, mylvmbackup calls:

  $tar $tararg $tarballtmp -C $topmountdir $mountdir_rel/$relpath $tarsuffixarg

With "-C", GNU tar can change the directory prior to creating the tar.

Sadly, only GNU tar supports that. The portable way is to do "cd $topmountdir ; $tar ....".

The default $tararg is set to "cvfz". With "z", gzip compression is done.

That's also a Gnuism. The portable way is to do "tar cvf - .... | gzip -> file.tar.gz".

It would be good, if those Gnuism wouldn't be done.

I'll publish a branch shortly, which fixes this.

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Lenz Grimmer (lenzgr) wrote :

Thanks a lot for your report and the contribution! I merged the changes from the non-gnu repository into the trunk, the change will be part of the next release. Please test!

Changed in mylvmbackup:
assignee: nobody → lenzgr
status: New → Fix Committed
Lenz Grimmer (lenzgr) wrote :

This bug was fixed in release 0.11.

Changed in mylvmbackup:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 0.11
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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