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Re: Statically linked 'tar'

Martin Lucina <mato@kotelna.sk> writes:

> Hi all
> 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?

How did you invoke star?
You probably use compression, but

star -xzvvf <tape>

won´t work. Try

zcat < <tape> | star

May the Source be with you.

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