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From: Jim Douglas (jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-17 08:58:21

John Maddock wrote:
>>I downloaded the file above and I am still getting strange results.
>>I tried two different versions of bzip2 (0.9 & 1.0.3) under QNX both
>>with the same following results.
>>'tar' will process the file but corrupts the file extensions. 'pax'
>>complains that it "does not look like a tar archive".
>>I then ran bunzip2 under QNX and looked at the tar file under Windows
>>using Winzip and that returns an "Error reading header after
>>processing two entries".
> Yes: I extracted the archive with cygwin bunzip2 version 1.0.3 and winzip
> refused to read the tar file. However cygwin tar (1.15.1) did extract it
> apparently OK, with no currupted files as far as I can see (and no errors
> from using -tv with tar). What version of tar are you using? There's
> certainly something strange going on here.

I am using GNU tar version 1.13 as supplied on the QNX distribution. And
likewise, it does not complain about the file - just makes a mess of the
names by appending a few extra 'p's.


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