5576Re: [nslu2-general] downgrading cpio package
- Nov 30, 2006Bless you. All is working again after your suggestion. Good to know
about the default version of cpio.
Is this a bug with cpio 2.6? Looks that way, but I'm not sure who to
report it to.
Quoting Robert Hammond <rob.hammond@...> from Thu 30 Nov 2006
11:44:03 AM CST:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Ernest
> Hymel, MD, PhD" <ehymel@...> writes
>> Hi all,
>> Today I made the mistake of running "ipkg upgrade" on a system that
>> was working perfectly well. For many months I have been using rsync
>> and several custom scripts to back up a server in my home. One of
>> these scripts uses the cpio command. Today's "upgrade" changed my cpio
>> version from 2.5 to 2.6 (I think that's the old version). This has now
>> broken my backup routine, in that cpio now complains about symbolic
>> links that point to non-existent targets. It would appear that cpio
>> now checks for the existence of the target of the soft link, and if it
>> doesn't exist then I get a "No such file or directory" error.
>> I would like to downgrade cpio to the previous version. I have found
>> the .ipk file for version 2.5, but I can't seem to get ipkg to install
>> it without automatically upgrading to version 2.6:
>> //LKG0F90FA# ipkg remove cpio
>> Removing package cpio from root...
>> //LKG0F90FA# ipkg install
>> Installing cpio (2.6-3) to root...
>> Configuring cpio
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Not the same problem as your but I think that something is broken here.
> Theoretically I also have the optware cpio version 2.6-3 loaded but when
> I do either cpio --version or /opt/bin/cpio --version it returns
> version. I have no version 2.6 on my NSLU2 ??.
> To correct your problem firstly un-install using ipkg remove cpio.
> A backup of the default version 2.5 is stored in the flash ram so you
> just need to copy it over to the correct folder. The following should
> do this.
> cp -a /initrd/usr/bin/cpio /usr/bin/cpio
> Robert Hammond
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