problem with tar

Earnie Boyd
Tue Aug 31 23:49:00 GMT 1999

--- Terrell Mitchell <> wrote:
> I have set up cygwin b20 on my windows 98 machine for use with perl and
> building cpan modules.
> When I try to run tar to extract files from an archive that is not in the
> current directory I get an error message
> cannot execute remote shell:  no such file
> cannot open "file name": I/O error
> error is not recoverable: exiting now
> I have no idea what is wrong with the configuration.
> I have tried with COMMAND.COM, 4DOS , 4NT and BASH as the shells.
> Any help or pointers would be appreciated.

It is most likely that you've environment problems.  Please, read my webpage
and then if you still have problems send a plain text output of `cygcheck -s -v -r'.
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