[R] R-0.63.0.tgz untar problem!

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 24 08:56:55 CET 1998

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,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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