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Old 09-12-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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untar gzip file problem


I have a problem trying to untar this file:
firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz

this is the error I'm getting:
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[root@localhost jmr0311]# tar -xzf /tmp/firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
[root@localhost jmr0311]#
Javi
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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Perhaps the download is currupt or incomplete. Have you tried downloading it a second time?

Check the md5 on your file against the one on the site you downloaded from.
$ md5sum firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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Sounds like your download is corrupted or the package was built wrong. Try a tar xjf.

If you give me the link, we can compare md5sums.

If this is a nightly build, I would suggest grabbing a newer one.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:54 PM   #4
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Or maybe the server un-gz-ed it on the fly. Try

file firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz

on it. Maybe it has become only .tar but not .tar.gz (that's what hapened to me when I was noob)

HTH, Peter
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:13 PM   #5
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Thank you guys for the replies:

To your question fphillips;
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...ly/latest-0.9/
and yes, it is a nightly for firefox the latest one.

To your question CoolAJ86;
Yes, I did download the file for the second time, this time to my /home/ directory but I'm still getting the same error.

To your reply PBSchmidt:
This is what you recommend, run the extraction of the file like this tar -xzf /tmp/file firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz

Javi

Last edited by jmr0311; 09-12-2004 at 05:16 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:22 PM   #6
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Quote:
file firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
That's the whole command. 'file' is a command to test for filetype.
Although, doesn't seem much use here: just says 'data'.

I tried the link and get the same results. Here's the checksum:
Code:
oscar0:~# md5sum /tmp/firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-1.tar.gz                     
380b3eebb8e4526e782097391d3ba6b0  /tmp/firefox-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-1.tar.gz
This archive is broken I believe. It doesn't respond to gzip,bzip, or plain tar.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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heh, just looked at it in ghex2. It's blank. 8 megs worth.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:29 PM   #8
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Thank you fphillips, I got the same checksum. I also think that there is a problem in the Firefox end with that file, maybe corrupted or broke like you said. I also try all sorts of combination with no success.

Javi

PS.
What is that instruction you just run, could you explained to me, please.

Last edited by jmr0311; 09-12-2004 at 05:30 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:32 PM   #9
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ghex2 <filename>
It's a gnome app. There's also hexdump, command-line only.

This is what's called a sparse file I think. They can be created w/ the dd command, filled with nothing but zeroes. What a cruel trick.
 
  


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