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[SLUG] Re: tar extract -> out of time_t

On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 09:58:24PM +1100, Michael Lake wrote:
> Ken Yap wrote:
> > My guess is that the tar format has been extended to 64-bit timestamps
> > but the upper 32 bits of timestamps in the archive (possibly created by
> > an older tar?) contain garbage which trigger this warning.

i've no idea what the "--old-archive" and "--posix" options do, but
they exist ;)

(i can't imagine why debian and redhat would have incompatible tar
versions tho.. you haven't managed to corrupt the tar file in some way?)

 - Gus