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Old 09-27-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
byaron
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tar question


Hi
I am getting annoying message when extracting some package using tar zxf

tar: Substituting `.' for empty member name

this happened when creating the tar in RedHat machine trying to extract in Slackware .

Someone can tell me why and how to solve it ?

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Old 09-27-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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Not sure of your problem exactly, but I know you will not need the "z" option if you are extracting a tar file. That is only for a tar file that has been compressed with gzip, usually tar.gz.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #3
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can you post the EXACT way you are extracting a tar and ON WHAT OS ? RHEL, slac, windows ?
the post states you posted this on a MS windows computer ( xp 2003 ? so service pack 1 only )

if linux from the terminal on a headless server or using the GUI ( Gnome or KDE)

if Gnome or KDE why not just double click on it
 
Old 09-28-2010, 06:21 AM   #4
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I solved it thanks

tar versions of slack and RHEL was different.
When I installed the same versions everything was ok.
thanks for your patients.
Yaron.
 
  


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