tar: Damaged tar archive, Retrying...

Nikos Vassiliadis nvass at gmx.com
Wed Jul 15 12:00:26 UTC 2015


On 07/14/15 23:43, Marcus Reid wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 08:40:02PM +0300, Nikos Vassiliadis wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am currently using tar to copy some very files to another host and
>> got this:
>>> tar: Damaged tar archive
>>> tar: Retrying...
>>> tar: Damaged tar archive
>>> tar: Retrying...
>>> tar: Damaged tar archive
>>> tar: Retrying...
>>> tar: Damaged tar archive
>>> tar: Retrying...
>>> tar: Damaged tar archive
>>
>> The copy is done using tar|nc and nc|tar on the receiving host.
>> This looks like a bug and I wonder whether the copy is OK.
>
> I have submitted a bug report for a problem that causes this output.
> It's likely the same bug that you're encountering.
>
> The fix is upstream in libarchive, but in the meantime you can use gtar
> :(
>
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201506


Ok. Thanks!


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