I installed Slack as a guest in VMware Workstation 6.0.0, loaded the Linux.iso, which has the VMware tools and tried to extract the xxx.tar.gz file using tar -xzvg filename.tar.gz, to install the tools. It ran through a bunch of stuff and then got to a point where it spat at me the following:
tar: Skipping to next header
gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
I then thought the original workstation file I downloaded could be corrupt so I downloaded the 6.0.1 version, but still the same problem.
Am I using that tar command incorrectly or doing something else wrong?