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02 Sep 2004

Το μνημείο της Φιλική Εταιρείας στην Οδησσό

Έχω παρευριθεί στα αποκαλυπτήρια του μνημείου των θεμελιωτών της Φιλική Εταιρείας στην Οδησσό. Ωραίο μνημείο και ωραίο θέαμα. Περιμένω με ανυπομονησία την αρχή του διδακτικού έτους στο Ίδρυμα Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού!

Today I attended the opening of the monument to the founders of Φιλική Εταιρείας near the Foundation for the Greek Culture in Odessa. Nice monument! The opening was dedicated to the 210th anniversary of the city and 10th anniversary of the Foundation. The programme of the celebrations is quite long and interesting. More info and photos in the future logs!

GNU tar 1.14.90 released

As the version number implies, it is an alpha. Complete list of user-visible changes follows:

* When restoring incremental dumps, --one-file-system option
prevents directory hierarchies residing on different devices
from being purged.

With the previous versions of tar it was dangerous to create
incremental dumps with --one-file-system option, since they
would recursively remove mount points when restoring from the
back up. This change fixes the bug.

* Renamed --strip-path to --strip-components for consistency
with the GNU convention.

* Skipping archive members is sped up if the archive media
supports seeks.

* Restore script starts restoring only if it is given --all
(-a) option, or some patterns. This is to prevent accidental

* `tar --verify' prints a warning if during archive creation
some of the file names had their prefixes stripped off.

* New configure option --with-rmt allows to specify full path
name to the `rmt' utility. This supercedes DEFAULT_RMT_COMMAND
variable introduced in version 1.14

* New configure variable DEFAULT_RMT_DIR allows to specify the
directory where to install `rmt' utility. This is necessary
since modifying --libexecdir as was suggested for version 1.14
produced a side effect: it also modified installation prefix for
backup scripts (if --enable-backup-scripts was given).

* Bugfixes:
** Fixed flow in recognizing files to be included in incremental
** Correctly recognize sparse archive members when used with -T
** GNU multivolume headers cannot store filenames longer than 100
characters. Do not allow multivolume archives to begin with such
** If a member with link count > 2 was stored in the archive twice,
previous versions of tar were not able to extract it, since they
were trying to link the file to itself, which always failed and
lead to removing the already extracted copy. Preserve the first
extracted copy in such cases.
** Restore script was passing improper argument to tar --listed
** Fixed verification of the created archives. 
** Fixed unquoting of the file names containing backslash escapes
(previous versions failed to recognize \a and \v).