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Old 05-01-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
Damnit73
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Unhappy Problem with "Downloader for X"


I just downloaded the latest source (.tar.gz fformat) from the main site, but if I try to extract the files with the "tar" command or file roller, it complains it's not in gzip format. Does anyone know any tools that can open it?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 02:45 AM   #2
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What is the exact name of the file? Have you tried using the gunzip program (i.e. "yourmachine> gunzip your_file..tar.gz")? That should work... Generally, to use *.tar.gz files you can do something like "yourmachine> gunzip the_file.tar.gz; tar -xf the_file.tar". If the gunzip program doesn't work on it then the file itself is wrong, and you should try getting it from a different location.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 04:34 AM   #3
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What browser are you using? I find that sometimes Firefox downloads such files as <filename>.tar.gz.tar rather than <filename>.tar.gz, usually when I right-click and choose "save file to disk" rather than just clicking on it and waiting for the download box.

If this has happened to you, simply renaming the file to remove the extra "tar" at the end enables the file to be extracted normally (because there's nothing wrong with the file, apparently, it's just misnamed).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 05:15 AM   #4
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sometimes a browser can un-gzip a file for you, and leave it named as .tar.gz.
in that case you just untar without the z.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 02:52 PM   #5
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"sometimes a browser can un-gzip a file for you, and leave it named as .tar.gz.
in that case you just untar without the z."

That was the problem. Thanks!
 
  


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