[BusyBox] does tar not extract arguments recursively?

Glenn McGrath bug1 at iinet.net.au
Tue May 11 07:27:40 UTC 2004

On Mon, 10 May 2004 19:42:56 -0400 (EDT)
"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at mindspring.com> wrote:

> um ... what option are we talking about here in BB?  i just did a
> config and i don't see any option referring to compatibility mode for
> tar. i have version 20040427.

If the tarball was made with -o, --old-archive, then you need to do

[*]     Enable support for old tar header format

I can think of no good reason why -o should be used, the option should
be disabled in GNU tar for tarball creation.

If that doesnt help you you might have to send me the tarball or a link
to it.


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