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Re: [leafnode-list] Restoring Hard Links - Texpire

Jeff Grossman <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I upgraded my hard drive about 3 weeks ago and installed a new version of
> Linux at the same time.  I copied my news spool from the old hard drive to
> the new one.  I am sure I did it wrong, I just did a "cp" on it.

cp -a would do the job if cp was the GNU version of the command.
rsync -a is fine.
cpio in copy-pass-mode should be fine
two tar commands in a pipe should be fine
dump/restore should be fine.

> Now, each time Texpire runs, it spits out about 3 megs in a log file
> of restoring hard links.  I can understand this the first time Texpire
> runs after the copy, but it does it each time it runs now.  Is this
> normal?

No, it isn't normal as long as the spool resides in a file system with
POSIX semantics (i. e. ext2fs, ext3fs, ufs, xfs, jfs, ffs, lfs,
reiserfs), your expectation is what leafnode should provide.

I'll try to reproduce the problem in a test area on my computer and then
see if I can find and uproot the gnomes who play this kind of jokes.

Matthias Andree

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