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apt-get update fails on Ubuntu; tar returned error exit status 64

Greetings,
I am attempting to run apt-get update, and getting the following error:

tar: unrecognized option `--warning=no-timestamp'
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess tar returned error exit status 64
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/bash_4.3-7ubuntu1.5_amd64.deb (--unpack):

Can anyone please tell me how to fix this?
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Not making much progress. When I run

exec /bin/tar --touch -"$@"

I get this:  

/bin/tar: You must specify one of the '-Acdtrux', '--delete' or '--test-label' options
Try '/bin/tar --help' or '/bin/tar --usage' for more information.


Please explain what I should try next.  I am a newb on ubuntu. Running 14.04 , 64 bit. Please send instructions for replacing the existing one.
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I was never able to find a real solution to this. Ended up with a work-around by setting up a "tar" file that redirected  to the real one.
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Even though in this case we had to accept a work-around instead of a complete solution, I always give points to anyone willing to assist.  I do appreciate the help.