Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Post by Dinosaur Operator e » Tue, 22 Feb 2000 04:00:00



worked fine with gunzip from freesolaris.com (well, the ftp from the
local ftp site)

hope you're not literally typing 'thefile.tar.gz', but, you want the
filename of the archive.

think I used

gunzip <netscape file).tar.gz | tar -xfv  but it was the day after
nightshift, so play around with it before you flame me.

ciao,  Rcik^H^H^Hick

>Update -
>I have also used http to get 4.7 from sun
>When I follow thier instructions for uncompressing
>the downloaded files I get the same error msg...
>Any help would be greatly apprciated!


>>I have ftped Mozilla 4.7 from netscape
>>yet it wont unpack.
>>the command I am using gzip -dc thefile.tar.gz | tar -xvf -
>>returns the error tar: directory checksum error

>>So what am I doing wrong??
>>I have also tried this with 4.61 I just want to get rid of HotJava
>>and have a real browser...

 
 
 

Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Post by Neil » Tue, 22 Feb 2000 04:00:00



>I have also used http to get 4.7 from sun
>When I follow thier instructions for uncompressing
>the downloaded files I get the same error msg...
>Any help would be greatly apprciated!

seemingly there is a bug in solaris tar.

Have you tried using GNUtar ? (I read this at the mysql.com homepage).

 
 
 

Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Post by Peter C. Tribb » Tue, 22 Feb 2000 04:00:00




Quote:> I have ftped Mozilla 4.7 from netscape
> yet it wont unpack.
> the command I am using gzip -dc thefile.tar.gz | tar -xvf -
> returns the error tar: directory checksum error

To ignore directory checksum errors, use "tar -ixvf -" instead.

(Although I've never had any problems unpacking stuff from netscape.)

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Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Post by Peter C. Tribb » Tue, 22 Feb 2000 04:00:00





>>I have also used http to get 4.7 from sun
>>When I follow thier instructions for uncompressing
>>the downloaded files I get the same error msg...
>>Any help would be greatly apprciated!

> seemingly there is a bug in solaris tar.

There may be, but that's not relevant. All you need is the "i" flag to
ignore directory checksum errors.

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HGMP Computing Services
http://www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/~ptribble/

 
 
 

Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Post by Roland Main » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00



> >I have also used http to get 4.7 from sun
> >When I follow thier instructions for uncompressing
> >the downloaded files I get the same error msg...
> >Any help would be greatly apprciated!

> seemingly there is a bug in solaris tar.

> Have you tried using GNUtar ? (I read this at the mysql.com homepage).

Ouch. GNUtar is __more__ buggy than Solaris tar. And GNU tar doesn't
support some tar extensions like large tarballs, ACLs etc.
I think there's something wrong with the package itself...

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Trying to unpack Mozilla 4.7?

Post by dinasaur operator e^ » Fri, 25 Feb 2000 04:00:00







> >>I have also used http to get 4.7 from sun
> >>When I follow thier instructions for uncompressing
> >>the downloaded files I get the same error msg...
> >>Any help would be greatly apprciated!

> > seemingly there is a bug in solaris tar.

> There may be, but that's not relevant. All you need is the "i" flag to
> ignore directory checksum errors.

eech!! the original post he's zipped up an already gzipped file used the
wrong filename, piped it into a tar and wondered why the tar gets a
checksum error.  works fine if you gunzip instead of gzip and switch
brain on before typing.  BTDT, scratched bum, made fool of self, got it
working, oh, duh, rick, that's what you're supposed to do.

another good one I've had is trying to get into download nestscape 4.7 /
solaris 2.7 / x86 using hotjava . . . . you see you need javascript to
get the pkg to add . . . (got there, ftp ed the version for 2.5.1 from
netscape as a temporary . . .

Quote:> --
> -Peter Tribble
> HGMP Computing Services
> http://www.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/~ptribble/

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