Subject: Re: Issues with tar
To: Chris Cameron <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
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  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
> /usr/src

Maybe try without starting "/" or try with starting "./".

Good luck,

   Jeremy C. Reed