[Rear-users] SF.net SVN: rear:[753] trunk/usr/share/rear

Jeroen Hoekx jeroen.hoekx at hamok.be
Thu Jan 19 08:17:44 CET 2012


Hello Schlomo,

On 18 January 2012 22:59, Schlomo Schapiro <schlomo at schapiro.org> wrote:

>> Fix SF3475480 ; where certain versions of mt on Suse and Debian use
>> datcompression instead of compression.
>
> I was wondering if datcompression vs. compression is related to the DAT
> drive? Could it be that DAT drives need a different parameter than other
> drives? I don't have tape hardware any more, I was just wondering. Maybe
> instead of trying both we should somehow recognize the tape type and use the
> appropriate commands.

I don't know. It seems logical. It is specifically patched in by the
distributions. I did not really want to investigate it further as this
fix was quite simple and I do not have any tape drives to test
anymore.

Jeroen




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