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Old 07-05-2003, 07:48 AM   #1
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Obsoleseant 64 headers message


I am trying to uncompress a tar file on a Slack 9.0 machine with reiserfs file system.

I am obtaininga message that say: Archive contains obsoesent base -64 headers

Thanks for advise

Old 07-05-2003, 08:07 AM   #2
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Problem now solved


The problem was solved with folloving actions:

1 Cleaned the CD-disk

2 Rebooted the machine

Old 07-05-2003, 08:08 AM   #3
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It has been my experience that when tar gives this message that the data stream is corrupted, file corrupted, or just not a tar archive. Could also be possible if the file is compressed then it would be attempting to extract from compressed data. You could try using the -j or -z option for decompressing if that might be possible. Usually if the file has an extension of "tar.gz" then it is gzipped compressed and you need to use the -z option. If "tar.bz2" then bzip2 compressed and then use the -j option.


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