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3383873 - Error "format error in header" during phase SCAN_DOWNLOADDIR

Symptom

Below error occurred during the SUM phase PREP_EXTRACT/SCAN_DOWNLOADDIR: 

Scanning the download directory failed with the following error:
Got 1 error(s) during extraction/listing of archives, see phase log for details

 

Log name: CAR (/usr/sap/SUM/abap/log/CAR.<NUMBER>)

EXECUTING /usr/sap/SUM/abap/bin/SAPCAR -tvf /SUM-DOWNLOADS-DIRECTORY/<PACKAGE_NAME>.SAR
format error in header
SAPup> Process with PID <PID-NUMBER> terminated with status 12 at <TIMESTAMP>!


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Environment

  • Any SUM release
  • ABAP upgrade

Product

SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

SUM, PREP_EXTRACT/SCAN_DOWNLOADDIR, Scanning the download directory failed with the following error, 
Got 1 error(s) during extraction/listing of archives, format error in header, status 12, SAPCAR, corrupted file, broken file , KBA , BC-UPG-TLS-TLA , Upgrade tools for ABAP , Problem

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