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Re: Problem creating files on network drives with cygwin 1.5.10-3 and tar

--- Corinna Vinschen <> wrote:
> On Jun 11 14:02, Rick Rankin wrote:
> > After upgrading to 1.5.10, I'm seem to be having a problem creating files
> on
> > network drives using tar. For quite a while now (a couple of years, at
> least),
> > I've been using tar to back up several directories to a network share, and
> had
> > no problems up through version 1.5.9. However, with 1.5.10-3, I get the
> message
> > 
> > tar: /cygdrive/m/test.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
> > tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> > 
> > when I issue the command
> > 
> > tar -cf /cygdrive/m/test.tar test
> WFM.  Could you send an strace output of that command?  Perhaps that
> helps.


The strace output is attached. I looked at it some, but without looking at the
cygwin internals (I can't access external CVS repositories from work), it
doesn't make too much sense. Windows error 2 (The system cannot find the file
specified.) is accurate. The file really doesn't exist. If I execute 'touch
/cygdrive/m/test.tar' prior to running the tar command above, tar executes just

Thanks for looking at this.


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