On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:47:26 +0100
DB <Freddog_de yahoo co uk> wrote:
fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:
On 12/18/2009 01:23 PM,
ark puts up a dialog box
reading the archive "xxxx.tar.gz"
failed with the error
'The archive reading failed with message: Damaged tar archive'
and tar tvf reads 45 entries and then
tar: skipping to next header
tar: exiting with failure status due to previous errors
but doesn't say what previous errors!
<rc040203 freenet de>
Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:28:09 +0100
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On 12/17/2009 11:51 PM, DB wrote:
Re: Tar oddity...
I've just (re)installed F12 on my laptop, & tried to copy my home
directory (F11) from my desktop using tar.
The create went OK, & I can do tar tvh on the desktop no probs.
But when I connect the external drive to the laptop, tar tvh says
it's closing because of previous errors; ark refuses to open
the .tar.gz file as it has errors.
Please show us the actual error message. You are not providing
sufficient details to be able to help.
Why not use tar -zxvf xxx.tar.gz unless, its just xxx.tar, then it
would be tar -xvf xxx.tar
Otherwise, perhaps your archive never finished correctly or is
corrupt. it would be interesting to see the command you used to
create the archive.