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Re: [Bug-tar] Checksum error on tarfile

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Checksum error on tarfile
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 11:11:48 +0100
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

"Alan Hall" <address@hidden> wrote:

> I have a compressed tarfile that fails the "untar" with a checksum error 
> with both GNU tar and star.  Would anyone be willing to dig into it to 
> try and save some of the data after the checksum error?

Try star -tv -debug -block-number < archive

star prints the block number, the expected and the observed checksum.
You then use "sdd if=archive iseek=xxb of=new" where "xx" is the reported
block bumber from star to create a new file that starts with the problematic


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