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Re: Statically linked 'tar'

Martin Lucina <mato@kotelna.sk> writes:

> I seem to have run into some rather ugly data corruption and I need to restore
> my alpha from tape. However, the 'star' binary on the debian boot disks
> doesn't want to read my tape (keeps quitting with 'Error in archive'). Could
> someone compile up a statically linked /bin/tar for me?

The sash package includes a statically linked shell with built-in
extract-only tar. But star should work; probably your tar archive is
really corrupt? Or the kernel couldn't access the tape?


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