6. October 2011

Debian – dpkg problem – tar exists on unknown argument —warning=no-timestamp

I was upgrading Linux Debian. Everything went ok until the upgrade of dpkg.

After upgrading dpkg package I was not able to install anything, because of error with tar command.

Tar was complaining that –warning=no-timestamp is unknown parameter and program terminated with error.

So I made small trick. I renamed /bin/tar to /bin/tar.original:

mv /bin/tar /bin/tar.original

Then I wrote simple script into /bin/tar file:


tar.original xf -

Add permission:

chmod a+x /bin/tar

The last step is reinstallation of broken packages:

apt-get install --reinstall dpkg
apt-get install --reinstall tar