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Old 10-02-2014, 03:13 PM   #1
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tar: Unexpected EOF in archive


Hi All,

System = Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)

I downloaded Oracle EBS Vision instance from Oracle eDelivery.

File Name = Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00
File Type = Archive

There are 14 others files like the same and they have been successfully extracted. This is the first file out of the 15 total files.

I am unable to extract the above file.

Steps Performed

1. Initially, I tried to extract directly. I got the error

Could not open "Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00"
Archive Type not supported

2. Then I renamed the file to "Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00.tar" and tried to do the following

$ tar xvf Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00.tar
Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ovf
Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL-disk1.vmdk
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Now the above two downloaded files Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ovf and Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL-disk1.vmdk are of unknown file type.

Ideally I should have got a file = Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00 (File Type = Program) like all other 14 files and as per the installation steps that I see in the videos for the installation.

Can anyone help me on this?

Thanks,
Niladri

Last edited by niladri.banerjee; 10-02-2014 at 03:15 PM. Reason: Others
 
Old 10-02-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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Hi All,
System = Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)

I downloaded Oracle EBS Vision instance from Oracle eDelivery. File Name = Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00 File Type = Archive There are 14 others files like the same and they have been successfully extracted. This is the first file out of the 15 total files. I am unable to extract the above file.

Steps Performed

1. Initially, I tried to extract directly. I got the error

Could not open "Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00"
Archive Type not supported

2. Then I renamed the file to "Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00.tar" and tried to do the following

$ tar xvf Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00.tar
Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ovf
Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL-disk1.vmdk
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Now the above two downloaded files Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ovf and Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL-disk1.vmdk are of unknown file type. Ideally I should have got a file = Oracle-E-Business-Suite-12.2.3-VISION-INSTALL.ova.00 (File Type = Program) like all other 14 files and as per the installation steps that I see in the videos for the installation.

Can anyone help me on this?
Well, either the file is corrupted (and you need to download it again), or there's a problem with the file/instructions from Oracle. Either way, your best bet is to call Oracle, since you're paying for support from them with your Oracle E-Business suite. They can try to help you, but the first thing I'd try would be to download that file again.
 
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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Agreed.

Also, an MD5 check is valuable when downloading larger files. Check the consistancy before bothering to use the file.
 
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
EOF = End of file i.e the file ended unexpectedly i.e. download is incomplete i.e. you have to download it again. Simple as pimple.
 
Old 10-03-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
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This cannot be download issue because two different individuals downloaded the same separately.

This could be file issue. However need to check if this unwraps properly in Windows. I tried to check the MD5 checksum using GtkHash and it showed me the exact match of MD5 checksum as per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

The MD5 checksum I got = 119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd as per Ubuntu version = ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

So could not be an issue with file integrity if I am not mistaking.

Thanks,
Niladri
 
Old 10-03-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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Quote:
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This cannot be download issue because two different individuals downloaded the same separately.
This could be file issue. However need to check if this unwraps properly in Windows. I tried to check the MD5 checksum using GtkHash and it showed me the exact match of MD5 checksum as per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

The MD5 checksum I got = 119cb63b48c9a18f31f417f09655efbd as per Ubuntu version = ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso

So could not be an issue with file integrity if I am not mistaking.
So, let's think about this:
  • The file won't uncompress, and says it's unrecognized.
  • You're looking at a checksum for Ubuntu 14.04, and you're actually having problems with Oracle E Business Suite.
  • Yet the problem "can't be" the file
Yeah...sure. if you're confident that the file is good, then everyone here is obviously wrong. AGAIN, you need to call Oracle Support, and ask them for help.
 
Old 10-04-2014, 04:34 AM   #7
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Dear TBOne,

1. There is a problem I am facing and I am not saying it cannot be a file corruption issue. All I am saying is that it is not an issue of download because my friend and I downloaded the file separately and we both are facing the same issue.

2. Now to verify if there is an issue with file integrity, I verified with the GtkHash MD5 checksum and did not find any issue there. That's all I have said in the above notification.

3. And lastly Thanks for your advise. If there had been a customer support, I would not have wasted my time here.
 
Old 10-04-2014, 04:40 AM   #8
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If there had been a customer support, I would not have wasted my time here.
Surely Oracle provides support for this product?! Why do you say there is no customer support?

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Now to verify if there is an issue with file integrity, I verified with the GtkHash MD5 checksum and did not find any issue there. That's all I have said in the above notification.
The MD5 that you checked is for Ubuntu, NOT for the downloaded Oracle file. You must check the checksum of the Oracle file.

Last edited by astrogeek; 10-04-2014 at 04:53 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
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This cannot be download issue because two different individuals downloaded the same separately.
So? Downloads have been known to fail twice. It's the simplest explanation. Of course there's a lot of things that can go wrong. Your tar might be non standard. Are you using GNU Tar or just a link to busybox? Try compiling tar yourself. Your libc might be corrupt. Ram might have gone bad. I recommend reinstalling the operating system and getting new RAM. If it still doesn't work, try downloading the file again.

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If there had been a customer support, I would not have wasted my time here.
So sorry our responses haven't been to your satisfaction. Guess we owe youa refund huh?
 
Old 10-04-2014, 02:06 PM   #10
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Dear TBOne,
1. There is a problem I am facing and I am not saying it cannot be a file corruption issue. All I am saying is that it is not an issue of download because my friend and I downloaded the file separately and we both are facing the same issue.
Which DOES indicate a download issue, because the file will probably only BE corrupted during download.
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2. Now to verify if there is an issue with file integrity, I verified with the GtkHash MD5 checksum and did not find any issue there. That's all I have said in the above notification.
No, you said you compared the MD5 sum of the Ubuntu 14.04 ISO image to that of the Oracle E business download, which is what you said in post #5.
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3. And lastly Thanks for your advise. If there had been a customer support, I would not have wasted my time here.
Oracle most certainly DOES have customer support, for anyone who purchases their products, and there is a 1-800 toll-free number on the E business suite page.

AGAIN: the file is corrupted on your side, or on Oracle's server. The only way to know is to ASK ORACLE SUPPORT.
 
  


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