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Re: Any idea for a better error message for pkg_add ?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Any idea for a better error message for pkg_add ?
- From: Alfred Breull <puma_(_at_)_hannover_(_dot_)_sgh-net_(_dot_)_de>
- Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:30:47 +0100
At 11:43 16.10.00 +0200, Marc Espie wrote:
>tetto-~% pkg_add keep.tgz
>tar: WARNING! These patterns were not matched:
>pkg_add: tar extract of /home/espie/keep.tgz failed!
>pkg_add: unable to extract table of contents file from `/home/espie/keep.tgz'
>- not a package?
>I find this to be pretty explicit: keep.tgz is not a package.
>Any way to change the message so that clueless newbies will stop asking
>again and again why pkg_add does not work on comp28.tgz ?
Being a clueless newbie and comp28.tgz or keep.tgz having the same
ending as i.e. 'zsh-3_1_.tgz', the information *.tgz 'not a package ?'
doesn't help much - because I don't know about 'mismatching
patterns', 'table contents', why 'tar ... failed' and, specially,
what to do or look for next.
So, additionally, to the other suggestions you may want to take into
account something like:
tar xpzf /path/to/keep.tgz'
... well, if it's correct.
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