tar 1.15.91 doesn't support mixed mode paths
Wed Aug 16 19:38:00 GMT 2006
On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 03:35:22PM -0400, Eric Johanson wrote:
>tar 1.15.91 does not support the use of mixed-mode paths via the "f"
>command-line option. for example, if you run the command:
> tar tvf c:/temp/myfile.tar
>then you get the following error message from tar:
> d: Unknown Host
> tar: c\:/temp/myfile.tar: Cannot open: Input/Output error
> ar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>tar is one of the few commands with a problem like this. it would be
>really nice to see it fixed. based on the error message "d: Unknown
>Host", it sounds like tar is trying to interpret the colon as a
>node-name seperator, similar to the way that "rcp" does. is that a
>feature of tar? i didn't see anything like that in the documentation
>for tar but i could have missed it.
The above is not a bug and, if it was, this is not a bug-reporting
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