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Old 01-12-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
thefunkyone
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tar.gz problems


I've been attempting to expand a number of tar.gz files from the net lately and the 'tar xzf <filename>' command is not recognising them as gzipped files.

For example i've been attempting to download wxPython and PyopenGL from there development websites.

I've used the 'file' command to actually see what filetype these are and it describes them as HTML files!

lee@funkster:~/Downloads$ file wxPython-src-2.5.3.1.tar.gz
wxPython-src-2.5.3.1.tar.gz: HTML document text
lee@funkster:~/Downloads$

Has anyone any idea why this happening? I'm at a dead end here.

Thank in advance

Funky
 
Old 01-12-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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what if you actually look at the file? just do a head of it.... how are you downloading them? "file" is seldom wrong...

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Old 01-12-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
thefunkyone
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Thanks for your help mate. All sorted now.

In fact it was just me being an idiot!

The files in question were actually links to a distribution site for the real file. I was try to 'save as' when i should have been just following the link. Me jumping the gun again.

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