HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

Post by Saad Muf » Sun, 13 Feb 1994 06:13:59



Hi,

Under Solaris 1.1 (SunOS 4.1.3) there is a program called bar that can
be used to to multi-volume archives of files onto floppies. It looks
like Sun got rid of this command for Solaris 2.3. Maybe because bar
was proprietary and incompatible with tar.

My question is, how do you do a multi-volume tar on a Solaris 2.3
machine? My scenario is that I want to tar a 20MB file onto a set of
1.44MB floppies.

Any info would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

------------------------
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Personal Library Software

 
 
 

HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

Post by Doug Vaughan - Region S » Thu, 17 Feb 1994 07:07:28


The `whatnow` command comes up with:

visualize% whatnow bar
bar                                             4.x command only
bar             /usr/bin/cpio -H bar            alternate command
visualize%


Hi,

Under Solaris 1.1 (SunOS 4.1.3) there is a program called bar that can
be used to to multi-volume archives of files onto floppies. It looks
like Sun got rid of this command for Solaris 2.3. Maybe because bar
was proprietary and incompatible with tar.

My question is, how do you do a multi-volume tar on a Solaris 2.3
machine? My scenario is that I want to tar a 20MB file onto a set of
1.44MB floppies.

Any info would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

------------------------
Saad Mufti
Personal Library Software


 
 
 

HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

Post by Dave Hi » Fri, 18 Feb 1994 23:45:12



: The `whatnow` command comes up with:

: visualize% whatnow bar
: bar                                           4.x command only
: bar           /usr/bin/cpio -H bar            alternate command
: visualize%


: Hi,

: Under Solaris 1.1 (SunOS 4.1.3) there is a program called bar that can
: be used to to multi-volume archives of files onto floppies. It looks
: like Sun got rid of this command for Solaris 2.3. Maybe because bar
: was proprietary and incompatible with tar.

: My question is, how do you do a multi-volume tar on a Solaris 2.3
: machine? My scenario is that I want to tar a 20MB file onto a set of
: 1.44MB floppies.

: Any info would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

: ------------------------
: Saad Mufti
: Personal Library Software

The bar -H cpio option only works for READING, not for creating new
archives.

However, it is a useful pointer, in that cpio CAN copy onto
multi-volumes (Page 115 of the Solaris 2.3 Administering File systems
answerbook).

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HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

Post by Jill Blig » Sat, 19 Feb 1994 18:04:37


Quote:>: My question is, how do you do a multi-volume tar on a Solaris 2.3
>: machine? My scenario is that I want to tar a 20MB file onto a set of
>: 1.44MB floppies.

>The bar -H cpio option only works for READING, not for creating new
>archives.

>However, it is a useful pointer, in that cpio CAN copy onto
>multi-volumes (Page 115 of the Solaris 2.3 Administering File systems
>answerbook).

Yes BUT - there is a major bug with cpio for multi-volume floppies under
Solaris 2.x, which means that cpio doesn't eject the floppy automatically
between volumes, so you have to open up another window and type `eject' at the
appropriate moments as cpio informs you it has finished the current volume.

Sun apparently didn't find this important enough to fix in Solaris 2.3, even
though it has been a bug since 2.1. For the time being, until they sort it out,
we're using 4.1.x bar in compatibility mode (bar works much better than cpio
anyway).

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HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

Post by Casper H.S. D » Sat, 19 Feb 1994 19:29:10



>appropriate moments as cpio informs you it has finished the current volume.
>Sun apparently didn't find this important enough to fix in Solaris 2.3, even
>though it has been a bug since 2.1. For the time being, until they sort it out,
>we're using 4.1.x bar in compatibility mode (bar works much better than cpio
>anyway).

Another problem is that SVR4 cpio isn't compatible with BSD cpio.
You can't read SVR4 cpio archives on SunOS 4.x, unless you have
GNU cpio.

Casper

 
 
 

HELP - Need The Solaris 2.3 equivalent of Solaris 1.1's "bar"

Post by Richard J Kuh » Tue, 22 Feb 1994 23:25:29




   >appropriate moments as cpio informs you it has finished the current volume.

   >Sun apparently didn't find this important enough to fix in Solaris 2.3, even
   >though it has been a bug since 2.1. For the time being, until they sort it out,
   >we're using 4.1.x bar in compatibility mode (bar works much better than cpio
   >anyway).

   Another problem is that SVR4 cpio isn't compatible with BSD cpio.
   You can't read SVR4 cpio archives on SunOS 4.x, unless you have
   GNU cpio.

   Casper

...or unless you create the cpio archive with `-H odc'...


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1. Solaris 2.3 "No directory" "No shell"

I'm running SunOS 5.3 on a SPARC 10. We are now getting
"No shell" or "No directory!" errors whenever we log in.
(rlogin, su, login, ...)

We can cd to the directory so we know there's no problem.
We can execute the shell and change to it.

A "truss su - randerso" stops with:
==========================================================
# tail /usr/tmp/truss.lis
poll(0x0003C0B0, 1, 120000)                     = 1
getmsg(4, 0xEFFFE994, 0xEFFFE988, 0xEFFFEA04)   = 0
close(4)                                        = 0
setgroups(4, 0x00031438)                        = 0
setuid(4540)                                    = 0
chdir("/u/randerso")                            Err#13 EACCES
execve("/bin/bash", 0xEFFFFDE0, 0x00023464)     Err#13 EACCES
write(2, " s u :   N o   s h e l l".., 13)      = 13
lseek(0, 0, 1)                                  = 30284
_exit(3)
#
============================================================

That EACCES error appears to be false.
============================================================
# ls -ld /u/randerso /bin/bash
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     other    1661324 May 15 09:25 /bin/bash
drwxr-xr-x 113 randerso users       5632 Jul 13 17:01 /u/randerso
============================================================

Any help and/or insight will be appreciated.

Lew Randerson

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