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Old 05-18-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
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Red face extract error tar.gz


I saved my downloaded Mozillafirebird.tar.gz file in /usr/local/src.

To extract tar.gz..
Run the following commnd in /usr/local/src
[root@localhost src]# tar -xvf MozillaFirebird-0.6-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
tar:this does not look like a tar archive
tar:skipping to next headers.
tar:archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers.
tar:error exit delayed from previous errors.
why this error message occurs??

Last edited by eye; 05-18-2003 at 11:32 AM.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 11:27 AM   #2
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Corrupted download?
 
Old 05-18-2003, 11:28 AM   #3
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Look at the file:
file filename
SO
file MozillaFirebird-0.6-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
Also look at the size. Maybe there was an error when it was copied over, you may have been out of space (are out of space) look with:
df -h
....Nevermind.
I see you missed the Z for the gz compression:
tar xvzf filename.tar.gz

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Old 05-18-2003, 11:33 AM   #4
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You are doing it wrong... it's a gunzip. The file name ends with gz right? do like this first

gunzip MozillaFirebird-0.6-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz

then untar it

tar -xvf MozillaFirebird-0.6-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar
 
Old 05-18-2003, 11:50 AM   #5
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Or just add the z in the tar command:
tar xvzf



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Old 05-18-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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tar -xvzf filename.tar.gz

Last edited by quietguy47; 05-18-2003 at 12:03 PM.
 
Old 05-18-2003, 12:00 PM   #7
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