The error means that the file was not specified in the tar command. If
you don't add the -f switch to tar, it will assume you are trying to work
with a tape drive (/dev/sa0). Your tar command is defaulting to that, and
that is why you are getting that error message.


    - Jamie



On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Miguel Cardenas wrote:

> Hello list!
>
> Am installing amsn (a msn clone) and it installs and runs fine, but when
> dowloading a TLS module, after decompresing the module for FreeBSD gives this
> message:
>
> Error installing TLS module: tar: /dev/sa0
> Cannot open. No such file or directory
> tar: error is not recoverable: exiting now.
>
> What is /dev/sa0 ?
>
> I downloaded the platform independent version. It starts and runs, but is not
> able to decompress the TLS module 'cos that error... what is that?
>
> Thanks!
>
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