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tar not working properly

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when I try extract tar by using command tar xpf stage3-*.tar.{bz2,xz} --xattrs-include='*.*' --numeric-owner get error

livecd /mnt/gentoo # tar xpf stage3-*.tar.{bz2,xz} --xattrs-include='*.*' --numeric-owner tar: stage3-*.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Islamisaev (talkcontribs) 31 Dec 2017

The command uses a wrong parameter because of the brace expansion. "The brace expansion uses a mechanism similar to filename expansion but the filenames generated need not exist".
In this case, we've got two filenames but the file stage3-*.tar.bz2 does not exist. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Feng (talkcontribs) 2 Jan 2018
In my opinion, it would be easier to ask the reader to specify the correct filename.
Otherwise, we can use the following argument but the extglob shell option must be enable.
$ shopt -s extglob
$ tar xpf stage3-*.tar.?(bz2|xz) --xattrs-include='*.*' --numeric-owner tar
— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Feng (talkcontribs) 31 Dec 2017
See this thread: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1074720.html — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Feng (talkcontribs) 2 Jan 2018

One year old issue

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Please take another look at Handbook_Talk:AMD64/Installation/Stage#Portage_and_stage3_security_recommendations which is yet to be added to the Handbook. Walter (talk) 16:26, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi Walter, I replied to your discussion over a year ago as well. Did you see my response? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maffblaster (talkcontribs) 25 Jan 2018
Yes it said you would take a look however I did not observe any changes. That's why I nudged you. I am beyond caring at this point. Honestly it's just sad how slow things change in Gentoo land, very demotivating for we sometime contributors. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Walter (talkcontribs) 25 Jan 2018
I'm sad to hear that. Perhaps I wasn't clear enough in my first response. I suggested you implement these steps in the Security Handbook using wiki markup, then I was going to take a look about editing them and adding them to the Handbooks that are not editable. It is much easier for me to read though wiki markup in existing documents rather than write/create something from scratch. I've been handing the Handbook much like the way Linus Torvalds handles the Linux kernel project. Basically I just merge 'patches' now until I have enough time to write more content.
For me being one of the only active Handbook project members in recent months (along with balancing other priorities in life along with other Gentoo tasks) it has been challenging to perform more edits in the main Handbook. But for you, I will make this a todo item so that it gets completed soon. I cannot promise exactly when, but I'll try to get it done as you requested. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maffblaster (talkcontribs) 29 Jan 2018