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1.24.  cpio

1.24.1.  RHBA-2009:0379: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2009:0379
An updated cpio package that fixes various bugs is now available.
GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or Tar archive.
This updated cpio package includes fixes for the following bugs:
  • when called with the "--pass-through" ('-p') option, which enables copy-pass mode, cpio did not always set the permissions of copied directories correctly. In certain circumstances, cpio always created directories with a permissions mode of 700 and did not respect the system umask. With this updated package, cpio copies directories while honoring the umask setting when using copy-pass mode, which resolves the issue.
  • cpio was unable to write to a file on a remote system when using the "-O [archive]" option along with "--rsh-command". With this update, cpio is once again able to write files to remote systems. Note that the default remote shell is defined as /usr/bin/rsh.
All users of cpio are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

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