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    Tar error: implausibly old time stamp

    I'm trying to extract some sourcecode and keep getting this error with tar -xjvf ./filename.tar.bz

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    implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    Any ideas how to fix or is it safe to ignore ? - I can't tell if everything extracted ok (>4GB code)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    I'm trying to extract some sourcecode and keep getting this error with tar -xjvf ./filename.tar.bz

    Code:
    implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 01:00:00
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    Any ideas how to fix or is it safe to ignore ? - I can't tell if everything extracted ok (>4GB code)
    I think, IIRC, that the extraction will have failed (the way to test is tar it back up again and use md5sum on both files). Sounds like the archive is corrupt.

    4gb is huuuuuge.... is 'source code' a euphemism for 'torrented movie'?

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    Thanks. I'll download it again and re-try.

    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    4gb is huuuuuge.... is 'source code' a euphemism for 'torrented movie'?
    not this time. it's a beta of thinstation2.3 - 700MB download, but extract is huge.
    http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...3beta1.tar.bz2

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    yep, corrupt download. Try again, for another mirror.

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    Maybe Doc Brown went back to 1970 in his flying DeLorean and coughed up your tarball on... something. Wait a minute, did they even have tarballs back then? Ah this could be catastrophic... don't extract it, you may implode the universe!

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