Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 07:56:55 +0000 (GMT)
From: Prof Brian D Ripley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Thomas Lumley <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [R] R-0.63.0.tgz untar problem!
On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Andrea Rossetti wrote:
> > Hi to all R people!!!
> > I'mtryed to untar R-0.63.0.tgz but ....
> > C:\Archivio\R\R-0.63.0>tar -x -z -f R-0.63.0.tgz
> > tar: R-0.63/aux: Could not create directory: No such file or directory (ENOENT)
> > tar: R-0.63/aux/GETSYMBOLS: Could not create file: No such file or
> > directory (EN
> > OENT)
> Isn't aux one of the DOS/Windows forbidden names? (ie device names like
> lpt and con)
Yes, and I get that behaviour too with the cygnus version of tar, which
specifically refuses to create files with such names (and a directory is a
file). There are workarounds, but if you are trying to build rw0630, you do
not need that directory.
-- Brian D. Ripley, firstname.lastname@example.org Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/ University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self) 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272860 (secr) Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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