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Re: inetutils-server, OpenSP and units install glitches and fixes




On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:48:07PM +0000, Nellis, Kenneth (Conduent) wrote:
> From: Ian Lambert via cygwin
> > ...
> > On a related note, using not ancient Red Hat 5.6 where the mirror is
> > stored, tar won't expand the Cygwin packages?
> >
> > $ tar -xvf units-2.13-1.tar.xz
> >
> > tar: This does not look like a tar archive
> > tar: Skipping to next header
> > tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
> > tar: Read 9640 bytes from units-2.13-1.tar.xz
> > tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> >
> > $ tar --version
> > tar (GNU tar) 1.15.1
> >
> >
> > but tar Packaged by Cygwin (1.29-1) will.
> >
>
> I believe you need to tell tar if the file is in a compressed
> format. Not sure if your version takes the same options as
> Cygwin's tar 1.29, but there you would want to say (I suspect):
>
> $ tar -xvjf units-2.13-1.tar.xz
>
> --Ken Nellis

No, -j is for bz2. -J (capital j) is for xz, but the tar being tried may be too
old to have that option.

Cheers ... Duncan.

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