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




Greetings, Nellis, Kenneth (Conduent)!

> 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.

tar autodetects compression format. No need to specify it explicitly.
If you are unable to unpack .xz archive, you're missing the "xz" binary on
your system.

> 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


-- 
With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 04:06:29

Sorry for my terrible english...


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