Re: R-0.90.0 untar

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Subject: Re: R-0.90.0 untar
From: Thomas Vogels (tov@infiniti.ece.cmu.edu)
Date: Tue 23 Nov 1999 - 03:18:47 EST


Message-Id: <199911221718.MAA19296@infiniti.ece.cmu.edu>

Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:

Martin> tar tfvz R-0.90.0.tgz
Martin> lists most files with permissions
Martin>
Martin> -rw-rwSr--

One reason you may get these warnings is when you try this in AFS
land (maybe also with NFS). As far as I can tell, AFS doesn't allow
the set-gid bit and it wouldn't make much sense anyway for AFS.

So I'm not surprised that some people see a different behavior between
local untaring and untaring on a mounted disk.

Hmm, the odd thing may be that I usually see the set-gid bit only for
directories (where it's "standard" to have them for a Linux box).

        -tom

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