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Old 03-26-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
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Talking AMSN tarball..


So I find the thing online, and use the command

<blockquote>tar xvf amsn_cvs.tar.gz</blockquote>
And I recieve this message...

<blockquote>
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
</blockquote>

Anything I can do??

Thanks in advance, infinitely kind linux community..

PS: I'm running RH9
 
Old 03-26-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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It's not a tar archive as such, it's a tar archive inside a gzip, or something like that At any rate here's what you were looking for

tar -xvzf amsn_cvs.tar.gz
 
Old 03-26-2006, 07:30 PM   #3
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It's not just a tarball, it's a gzip compressed tarball. You can either use:
gunzip amsn_cvs.tar.gz ,then
tar xvf amsn_cvs.tar

or `tar -xzvf amsn_cvs.tar.gz` should work as well I think

cheers
 
Old 03-26-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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Thanks again

I do appreciate it!
 
  


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