restoring FC1 to *new* partition from tar archive

Luciano Miguel Ferreira Rocha strange at
Wed May 12 19:38:48 UTC 2004

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 11:17:42PM -0400, Joe(theWordy)Philbrook wrote:
> But I'd be very surprised to
> learn that for all system accounts (the ones with the nologin shells) all
> had the same UIDs on Mandrake as on Fedora. So if any of them actually OWN
> any files, then wouldn't MDK tar have looked up the name in MDK's passwd
> and assigned UID's accordingly? In which case, I can't figure out why having
> system files owned by UID's that match the MDK passwd file didn't break
> anything in FC1...
> I'm NOT complaining mind you. But If I understood your explanation of
> with/without --numeric-owner, then I definitely have to figure it was
> pure chance I didn't mess it all up... Unless _YIKES_ maybe I simply
> haven't tried to use what ever got broke yet! Now thats a scary thought.

Well, I had a not very good experience unpacking under knoppix, but maybe
Mandrake's /etc/passwd, /etc/group is more like fedora's.

Anyway, check the installed rpms with rpm -Va (if you have the time ;)).

Luciano Rocha

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