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Re: [Mingw-msys] How to find MSYS

On 02.09.2010 00:35, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 9/1/2010 4:06 PM, Timothy Madden wrote:
>> Hello
>> When trying to extract boost_1_44_0.tar.bz2 I get hundreds of lines reading:
>> 	Archive value 4294967295 is out of gid_t range 0..65535
>> from tar, and then it exits with an error and my project build process
>> stops
> Whoever created that tar file did so on a platform that allows gid_t
> values of 32bits.  New cygwin also allows this.  However, old cygwin
> (like the version MSYS forked from) does not; so, when tar sees a value
> that requires more than 16 bits, its error checking kicks in when it
> realizes that it is about to assign that value to a variable that will
> throw away half the data.

Your wording kind of implies that tar /cannot/ extract that archive on 
the MinGW platform, because the platform does not support it. Is this 
the case ?

Thank you,
Timothy Madden

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