Jun 13 2004, 11:10 AM
I downloaded libpcap0.7.2 and keypebble just now and saw they were in Debain binary package 2.0 format. From my Mac, I tried using `ar -x` to open the package so I could reformat as tgz. However, I just end up with the following output:
ar: debian-binary/: No such file or directory
ar: data.tar.gz/: No such file or directory
ar: control.tar.gz/: No such file or directory
So, I tried to do the extract on my Z. There, I ended up getting the error:
ar: error while loading shared libraries: libbfd-126.96.36.199.14.so: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory
Are these just bad ipks or is there something wrong with my ar programs? Why do we have 2 different formats for ipks? Any reason ipkg hasn't been modified to handle both formats?
Jun 13 2004, 04:58 PM
I had this problem too with ar on a Mac. I ended up doing dearchiving on a linux server in the office -- on linux ar seems to work right. So I suppose the version of ar on OSX needs to be updated or something.
Jun 13 2004, 07:12 PM
I was hoping fink would have a version of ar available, but it doesn't look that way. :cry:
I suppose this means there's something messed up with ar on my Z too, eh?
Jun 14 2004, 01:12 AM
IIRC there have been slight changes in the tar format recently. Don't ask me for details, I just read this on a list or a forum or somewhere. Oh and someone mentioned a --oldgnu switch or so.
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