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Old 04-28-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
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problem with tar command

hi all,

i downloaded file **.tar.gz . when i used tar -xzvf file name the following messages resulted

tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

could somebody explain what it means?

Old 04-28-2004, 11:33 PM   #2
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usually that shows up when you're using tar incorrectly. Make sure that its an actual tar.gz, and that you didnt just name it that while downloading. Also make sure that you finished your download of the tar.
Old 04-29-2004, 06:05 AM   #3
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Sounds like a dodgy file to me....try redownloading it
Old 06-17-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
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try: gunzip filename.tar.gz

Should work



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