Re: Tar slow as heck!

Michal Vitecek (
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 21:34:19 +0100

Dagmar d'Surreal wrote:
>On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Doug wrote:
>> Hello
>> I havent done anything to anything latley, but now my tar is soo extremely
>> slow.
>> Do you know how long it took me to un-tar afterstep? like 1 or 2 hours!
>> i do a " tar -zxvpf filename.tar.gz " and it will uncompress one file about
>> every 5-10 seconds! there is no variation in speed. I know its not because
>> i have a slow pc, i have Redhat5.0 hurricane, a Pentium Pro 266, with 48MB
>> RAM. thank you
>> 		Doug

 it's a problem with RH configuration and tar. it should be on their
 errata pages somewhere.

------------------------------ na IRC -------------------------------------
 BillGates [] has joined #LINUX
 mode/#linux [+b BillGates!*@*] by DoDad
 BillGates was kicked off #linux by DoDad (banned: We see enough of Bill
          Gates already.)