NFS tar errors


#1

I am preparing to install PHP-Nuke. I ftp (binary) the tar.gz up as I have done in my other installations. When I untar it, I get strange I/O errors and NFS complaints. The are different each time I run it. If I nice the command, I get fewer errors.

Do you have any ideas? Seems like I’m on a mis-behaved NFS share.

[snip]$ tar -xf PHP-Nuke-6.5.tar.2
tar: html/images/amazon/0072127317.jpg: Cannot close: Input/output error
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[snip]$ tar -xf PHP-Nuke-6.5.tar.2
tar: html/admin/language/lang-slovak.php: Cannot close: Input/output error
tar: html/admin/links/links.reviews.php: Cannot utime: Input/output error
tar: html/admin/links/links.submissions.php: Cannot close: Input/output error
tar: html/images/admin/downloads.gif: Cannot utime: Input/output error
tar: html/images/red_dot.gif: Cannot utime: Input/output error
tar: html/images/blocks/ur-registered.gif: Cannot close: Stale NFS file handle
tar: html/images/blocks/ur-registered.gif: Cannot utime: Stale NFS file handle
tar: html/images/blocks/ur-super.gif: Cannot utime: Input/output error
tar: html/images/arrow.gif: Cannot utime: Input/output error
tar: html/modules/AvantGo/language/lang-hungarian.php: Cannot close: Stale NFS file handle
tar: html/modules/AvantGo/language/lang-hungarian.php: Cannot utime: Stale NFS file handle
tar: html/modules/AvantGo/language/lang-russian.php: Cannot utime: Input/output error
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[snip]$


#2

Thank you for the suggestions, but the problem is not corruption of the gz, or the tar, but an I/O problem upon writing to the disk. (And because I’m good at screwing things up and also skeptical, I went ahead and tried it and I’m able to duplicate the problem.) The problem is when tar attempts to write to disk. Very odd.


#3

I’m also seeing the same problem with just a plain copy (cp).

odd.


#4

Try untarring it in /tmp.