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BUG #4883: tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts

From: "Alfred Monticello" <ajmcello78(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #4883: tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts
Date: 2009-06-25 21:04:02
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      4883
Logged by:          Alfred Monticello
Email address:      ajmcello78(at)gmail(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: All
Operating system:   Linux
Description:        tar xf fails on NFS4 mounts

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.


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