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Re: BUG #4883: tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: "Alfred Monticello" <ajmcello78(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: BUG #4883: tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts
Date: 2009-06-25 21:29:54
Message-ID: 200906260029.54727.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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On Friday 26 June 2009 00:04:02 Alfred Monticello wrote:
> in doc/Makefile, tar is run to extract an archive with xf options. Needs
> oxf to map to owner of person running tar, otherwise Invalid Argument
> occurs and the Makefile errors out.
>
> A better solution might be to compact postgres as UID/GID 0 instead of UID
> 258 which does not exist on my system.
>
> Problem only occurs when mounting NFSv4 from a Solaris box using ZFS.
> Client is Ubuntu Jaunty. Tar tries to preserve UID 258 but errors out
> because it doesn't exist.

Are you running the extraction as root user?

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