Problem opening tar archinve

  • RealDonkey

    RealDonkey - 2014-03-08

    Having problem with a particular .tar.gz archive. 7zip is able to open the .tar.gz but is unable to open the .tar that it has extracted. Tried with both 7z920-x64 and 7z922-x64, on windows 8. The archive is good as the md5 matched and "tar zxf ubuntu-14.04-beta1-server-cloudimg-amd64.tar.gz" works under linux. Is it a known problem?

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  • ssbssa

    ssbssa - 2014-03-19

    The trusty-server-cloudimg-amd64.img contained in this tar archive is a sparse file, looks like this isn't supported by 7zip.

  • Igor Pavlov

    Igor Pavlov - 2014-03-21

    Can somebody provide some sparse tar example with the copy of same file in another format (for example, in xz)?
    So I can check my code for sparse tar unpacking.


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