[Samba] smbmount and tar

Urban Widmark urban at teststation.com
Fri May 17 05:28:15 GMT 2002

On Thu, 16 May 2002, Inaki Sanchez wrote:

> 	Hi all,
> 	I've got a little problem: I have a NT share mounted on my linux box,
> with smbmount (samba 2.2.3a). When I try to create a tar archive with
> some files of that share, sometimes I got the following messages for
> some files:
> tar: <filename> file changed as we read it
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> 	Which can be the problem?

There is a problem with smbfs where the file modification times change
because of open/close (I think) and tar sees this and complains. It
doesn't know if the files changed, but they probably didn't.

It's on the (unpublished) list of known problems.


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