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[rdiff-backup-users] Re: Rdiff-backup fails to backup device files when
[rdiff-backup-users] Re: Rdiff-backup fails to backup device files when not root
Wed, 08 Nov 2006 11:33:25 -0500
OOPS! Neverrr Miind! :)
I was under the impression that the version of rdiff-backup in
sarge-backports and unstable was a lttle fresher tha it turns out to be.
Now I see it wasfrom the January 1st 2006 release, and this bug was fixed in
cvs January 15.
The changelog entry: "A few minor changes to help rdiff-backup back up to an
Thanks to Cengiz Gunay for testing." doesn't sound relevant, but it turns
out to be the fix, even though my problem had nothing to do with SMB?CIFS
see: SpecialFileError shouldn't trigger UpdateError
Now to get the debian maintaner to update the sorces for this package.
Thanks for your patience.
dean gaudet wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Nov 2006, fake wrote:
>> I have discovered a serious bug in rdiff-backup 1.1.5-3~bpo.1 from debian
>> backports.org, were, when creating a backup as a none root user on the
>> backup repository side, rdiff-backup fails to backup device files and
>> possibly other special files.
> hmm... first off, thanks for the wonderfully detailed report with test
> but i'm not sure i'm seeing the bug... here's what i see from your test:
> ls -al /tmp/bar/*
> -rw-rw-rw- 1 dean dean 0 Nov 7 01:44 /tmp/bar/null
> -rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 1024 Nov 7 01:44 /tmp/bar/testfile
> the metadata looks right...
> do you see the bug with the current cvs head?
> p.s. oh i mod'd the script to use "PYTHONPATH=$RDB_CVS
> $RDB_CVS/rdiff-backup" as well... so that it'd run from my cvs checkout
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