VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

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VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby jel609 » 3. May 2016, 12:26

I try to import a file .ova but I have this error..
Seeking within the archive failed (VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS).

Código Resultado: VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)
Componente: ApplianceWrap
Interfaz: IAppliance {8398f026-4add-4474-5bc3-2f9f2140b23e}

Could you help me please?
Thanks and regards.
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby mpack » 3. May 2016, 15:05

An "end of stream" or "end of file" error means that the OVA is incomplete or truncated. The cause will depend on how you transported the OVA: this could be a failed download, or a file which was corrupted due to being transported on a disk that can't handle large files (e.g. a FAT formatted drive).
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby Rondamon » 7. Aug 2018, 02:36

Hi, we were having the same issue and it happens to be a corrupted installation. The solution was to fully uninstall the software from the system and re-install the latest available version. After that the file was importing and running properly.
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby mpack » 7. Aug 2018, 08:49

A corruption installation of VirtualBox will not produce this error. The meaning of this error was explained above.
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby NateS » 22. Aug 2018, 11:50

This happens with the image provided by Microsoft. Downloaded and tried multiple times -- it's not a corrupt download. Either Microsoft provides a broken file or there is another reason for this problem. Could it be my VBox 5.0.10 is too old? This would explain why the user above claims a reinstall fixes it. In the past updating VBox broke some of my VMs, so I'd prefer not to.

Edit: I confirmed updating VBox to the latest (5.2.18) solves this problem. Note that I first had to hunt down the old installer, then use:
oldinstaller.exe -extract -path /some/path
To get out the MSI file, then use the MSI file to uninstall the old version, THEN install the latest. The latest broke audio for one of my VMs -- when an application tries to initialize OpenAL, VBox crashes. Disabling audio for that VM prevents this, though of course then I don't have audio.
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby mpack » 22. Aug 2018, 12:59

Hmm. Thanks for clarifying what the previous poster must have meant.

Oddly, I don't see anything in the changelog that seems likely to explain this. There is mention of a fix having to do with OVF xml parsing, but that would not explain a failure occurring in mid stream. AFAIK, unexpected EOF/EOS always means a truncated file.
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby jamesphumphrey » 20. Jan 2019, 02:15

I was trying to import Hortonworks HDP 3.0.1 .ova file and got the error message "VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS". I upgraded VirtualBox from 5.0.x to the latest (5.2.24) and then retried the import of the same .ova file and it worked.
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Re: VERR_TAR_UNEXPECTED_EOS - FILE.OVA

Postby socratis » 21. Jan 2019, 01:27

A quick search through the Changelog for VirtualBox 5.2.24 through 5.0.0, shows the following:
  • 5.1.16 - OVF: when importing an appliance handle more than 10 network adapters if the OVA was created by VirtualBox (bug #16401)
  • 5.1.6 - API: relax the check for the version attribute in OVF/OVA appliances (bug #15856)
  • 5.1.2 - OVA: fix for checking certain signatures
  • 5.1.2 - OVA: fixed MAC address generation for appliances created by VirtualBox (5.1.0 regression; bug #15623)
  • 5.0.4 - OVF: fixed duplicate USB controller entries in exported OVA/OVF (bug #14462).
I don't know which of these fixes were responsible, but thank you @jamesphumphrey in any event for the feedback..
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