[maemo-users] invalid tar magic

From: sebastian maemo sebastian.maemo at gmail.com
Date: Fri Feb 29 03:22:35 EET 2008
2008/2/28, Jeffrey Mark Siskind <qobi at purdue.edu>:
> Using the busybox version of tar, I get:
>    tar: invalid tar magic
> on a tar file that I can successfully unpack on other machines. Is this a
> bug
> or a busybox restriction? How can I fix it?

# apt-get -d install tar
# cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
# mkdir /tar-temp/
# dpkg -x tar*.deb /tar-temp/
# cd /tar-temp/bin/
# cp tar targnu
# ./targnu <whatever options you want to use>

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