Re: dpkg --fsys-tarfile and dpkg --contents contradiction ?
On Mon, Aug 09, 1999 at 12:29:59AM +0200, Martin Bialasinski wrote:
> * "shaul" == shaul <email@example.com> wrote:
> shaul> tar: Cannot open usr/doc/xfonts-100dpi/copyright: No such file or directory
I missed this in the shaul's message at first, and nuked the orig. message, so I don't have the context. Sorry.
Actually, the problem that he has here is that "xof" were the options specified on his commandline. In effect, he was trying to extract a V7 tar archive from the file usr/doc/xfonts-100dpi/copyright. If this filespec is present on the system, I doubt that it's a tarfile. :)
You'll probably get better results using xO and then the filename in the tar archive for the copyright file. (This is, of course, presuming that your tar is compiled with stdin/stdout as the default device.)
Bryon Roche, Kain <firstname.lastname@example.org>