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Re: cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.tar?

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2006-05-22 17:18:17 CEST

Sameh,

This isn't a development issue. You will likely get more of a response
on users@subversion.tigris.org next time.

You downloaded the file correctly the first time with a .tar.gz
extension. I'm not sure why you attempted to save the file with a
duplicate .tar.tar extension.
The .gz extension is there to tell you that it is a "compressed" tarball
using `gzip`.

This is common practice for distributing software to save bandwidth by
compressing tarballs with `gzip` or `bzip2`

In the future, attempt to use this command to extract `gzip` compressed
tarballs (bzip2 uses the 'j' flag instead of 'z').

  tar -xzf cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.gz

Cheers,
Chris

On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 12:45 -0500, Tawfik, Sameh E wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I downloaded cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.gz to my Windows XP, and it saved it
> under cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.tar name, after that I copied this file to a
> Linux server.
>
> When I tried to extract this tar file, the following error was
> displayed:
>
> [swt@sam01 ~]$ tar -xf cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.tar
> tar: This does not look like a tar archive
> tar: Skipping to next header
> tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
> tar: Read 6510 bytes from cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.tar
>
> I found out later, that I've do the following:
>
> 1. gunzip cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar.gz
>
> 2. tar -xf cvs2svn-1.3.0.tar
>
> I'd be nice to have a quick reference just as a reminder at the download
> page to inform users they need to do the above two steps. That would
> save time, and avoid the frustration of not knowing.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sameh
>
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