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Old 07-02-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
pixxi451
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Question "Invalid tar magic" error msg. when I try to tar ldmud *.tar file in DSL


Greetings,

I'm as you probably figured out a Newbie to Linux, so I'm here to this forum...

I actually became aware of and started using Linux back in the 90's but I just started picking it up voluntarily of my own accord and not from a friend's suggestion this time around, and I have to say it's quite liberating, but that's just mho...

Anyway, I'm running Damn Small Linux on the HD in a WinXP machine, which apparently is running in a fashion which dumps programs/doesn't save them

I downloaded ldmud in the *.tar.gz format, which I proceeded to gunzip, then tar -xf ldmud-3.3.719.tar
which produced the error message
"Invalid tar magic," which makes absolutely no senses to me, so if someone could explain to me how to solve this problem so I can actually compile ldmud and start creating a MUD server...

Thanx,
 
Old 07-02-2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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Hi pixxi451, Welcome to LQ. Try the -z option for the gzip extension from the original file.

Code:
$ tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-03-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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Still not working...

Hi,

I tried that command line that you gave me and I still got the error msg. "Invalid tar magic..." is there something I'm not doing right??
 
Old 07-03-2010, 03:08 PM   #4
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I thing you have to reinstall DSL have a look here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-error-152923/
 
Old 07-04-2010, 09:32 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Hi,

I tried that command line that you gave me and I still got the error msg. "Invalid tar magic..." is there something I'm not doing right??
Check the download, could be a corrupt file.

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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