Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
I have downloaded several .tar.gz files containing source code for various packages. When I try to unzip them (using zcat <filename>, tar -zxvf <filename>, or gunzip <filename>) I ger the following error: invalid compressed data--format violated.
I doubt that every file I've downloaded is corrupt, so what simple stupid mistake am I making to cause this error to keep coming up?
Thanks for the help everyone, but I was overcomplicating things. When I was transfering the file from the windows machine where it resides, not transfering in binary cause some data errors. Once I figured that out, and re-transfered the file, all was well.