Subject: Re: Issues with tar
To: Chris Cameron <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/21/2002 11:23:11
On Wed, 21 Aug 2002, Chris Cameron wrote:
> this elsewhere. I'm running tar 1.13 compiled from source from gnu.org. As
> tar: time_t value 18446744073709551615 too large (max=68719476735)
Version of tar doesn't handle files older than 1970.
> This happens about 20 or so times during a ~18gb backup (spans three 7gb
I did a google groups search and I see there is a newer 1.13.x version
that supposedly fixes this. Experimental tar is at
Also, there are some patches for archivers/gtar-base pkgsrc that may be
> server# cat /usr/home/backup/backup-excludes
Maybe try without starting "/" or try with starting "./".
Jeremy C. Reed