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Old 08-12-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Libevent Corrupt Archives?


Downloaded several versions of libevent from both monkey.org and sourceforge, and when I try to open the archive, using either ark or gunzip, an error is returned stating that "an error occured while trying to open the archive" or that "the file doesn't exist," even thought it does take up the right amount of kb on the disk, also all other tar.gz files open normally.
TIA for any suggestions.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
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It may sound crazy, but check teh archive permissions. Or maybe better, list its details using ls. Let's say it's in /home/name/download. Then to list the archive run a terminal (konsole, terminal, rxvt or similar program) and type
cd /home/name/download; ls -l
Do you see your file on the list? What do you have in its' first column? Something like -rw-r--r-- ?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Cool

Hey thank you for showing me how to do that. Here's the permissions of the archive: -rw-r--r--. So now what? Looks like I don't have full permissions...
 
Old 08-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #4
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Such permissions mean that owner (3rd column on ls -l) can read and write the file and all others can only read. It means for sure that you have permission to open it. The question is now why it fails. Let's try to unpack it manually. It's something like
cd /home/name/download; tar zxvf filename.tar.gz
It should unpack. If not, there may be something with directory permissions (you need to have write permissions for directory to write inside, but I think it's not the case because the file is here).
 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:50 PM   #5
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Smile Thank You Mara!

I just tried that and it worked. Thank you for responding so quickly and thanks for teaching me something new!

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Old 10-19-2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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Thank you just what I was looking for as well ;-)
 
  


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