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Problem with tar (solved) (D'oh!)
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Oct 2009, 14:33    Post_subject:  Problem with tar (solved) (D'oh!)
Sub_title: One does have to specify output filename...

Not sure if this is a bug, or my own ignorance. Clues are welcome.

This problem manifests on Puppies 4.12, 4.21, and 4.30 (prebuilt .iso). Underlying filesystem is ext3.

I am trying to tar a 60M source directory, using

tar -c gcc-4.4.1-source-patched-SHS

The source code in this directory is good enough that gcc compiles cleanly from it, and the gcc created from it works OK.

After about two minutes, there is a brief burst of beeps from the internal speaker.

Another burst, at four minutes.

At five minutes, beeping becomes continuous, but beeping stops at the eight-minute point.

At the 13-minute point, the rxvt screen starts filling up with a repeated pattern and so I kill the process.

The pattern is


Attempting to tar the smaller (2M) directory freetype-2.3.11 starts producing the same pattern and then tar hangs.

Rudy Puppy 2.14 finishes the 60M tar without emitting any beeps, the END OF (FILE? ARCHIVE? I forget) message appears, and it returns to the command prompt, but then dumps a half-a-screenful of the same pattern, and there is no .tar archive created.

***edited: hmm, let me try Rudy again...I don't recall whether the ;2c1 pattern is dumped before, or after, the prompt returns. Will try it again and check back here in 20 minutes.***

Giving it

tar -c --ignore-command-errors gcc-4.4.1-source-patched-SHS

makes no difference.


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PostPosted: Mon 26 Oct 2009, 14:39    Post_subject:  

which tar

should it not be?:

tar -c{y,z}f mytarball.tar.{b,g}z the_directory_I_want_to_tarballize

I think you just have to specify the tarball name? Different than all of the compression programs that simply add their suffix

the y and z are only if you want bzip or gzip compression respectively - they can be removed if you just want a tarball to do a diff against or whatever... if you have tar-1.22 or later and xz you can do a tar.xz by using 'J' instead of 'y' or 'z' .... not that you would want to but you can use 'Z' to just use compress

to untar

tar -x{j,J,y,z,Z} mytarball.tar.{bz2,xz,bz,gz,Z}

I am on a win32 machine right now so instead of relying on my memory maybe check me with:

tar --help

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PostPosted: Mon 26 Oct 2009, 14:51    Post_subject:  

(ahem)...of course (thunks head) ...

I was thinking, one can just name the directory, and tar will create a .tar archive of the same name.

Now to see if I can get gftp to oblige me...
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