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Old 05-14-2003, 11:21 PM   #1
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Weird things are happening


okay.. i installed slackware from scratch again b/c i am bored and when i tried to install the dropline gnome with

bash-2.05b# installpkg dropline-installer-2.0.5-i386-3dl.tgz
Cannot install dropline-installer-2.0.5-i386-3dl.tgz: package is corrupt (failed 'gzip -l dropline-installer-2.0.5-i386-3dl.tgz')

i got that error message any ideas why that would happen?
and i installed it before already but now this happens... HELP!
 
Old 05-15-2003, 12:10 AM   #2
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Download another copy of dropline-installer. That ones toast.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 08:25 AM   #3
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I had the same trouble when dowloading installer.
Try downloading via Ftp.

ftp.sourceforge.net/dropline-gnome/

Then download dropline-installer-2.0.5-i386-3dl.tgz

Good luck..............
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:00 PM   #4
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I had, and continue to have difficulty downloading similar files. What appears to happen is that if I attempt to use HTTP in a browser (either Mozilla or Konquerer) to download a file, the file size ends up being about 3 or 4 times as large as it should be, and what's supposed to be a, say, 500K file ends up being 2M. This behavior unfortunately seems to be fairly consistent, and is especially disappointing because it generally makes any d/l attempts from Sourceforge an exercise in futility, at least for me. Heck, for big files, if I keep an eye on Download Manager, I can see the byte count start zooming upward as soon as the expected download should stop. Not too long ago I tried downloading a file that was supposed to be something like 9M, and much to my surprise once the progress bar had reached 100%, the byte count immediately started to increase all the way up to 28M, as if it were somehow decompressing itself on the fly. If anyone can explain why this is happening, or if I'm making some kind of obvious bonehead move, I'd be very interested.

Otherwise, as the previous poster mentioned, this behavior does not seem to affect FTP downloads. One good source for packages that seems to work pretty well for me is:

ftp://public.<a href="http://www.pla...or.com/pub</a>

The files are in .tar.gz format which is a little more of a hassle to deal with, but otherwise this works reasonably well for me. -- J.W.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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The problem is that the browsers
are semi-intelligent :) ... they download
the stuff, recognise the extension, and
un-zip for you on the fly, but don't rename
it, which is why the tools then fall over it
trying to unzip it (again) ... or at least I used
to have that problem with at least one version
of mozilla ;)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 05-15-2003, 07:26 PM   #6
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Thanks for the explanation Tink. Later tonight I'll run a few more experiments and see if I can't figure out how to get around this "help" that the browser is giving me.

On a different note, I've learned a lot by reading your posts, but I have to admit that I am absolutely baffled by your sig block. Can you give me a hint about where I might start to look to figure out the puzzle. For the life of me I don't have the faintest idea what it means, even though I would consider myself a quasi-geek. (Perhaps that's the problem, and the puzzle only becomes apparent to full fledged geeks). Regards, J.W.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 05:01 AM   #7
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have you tried ...

have you tried wget - check out man wget: it's pretty simple, all you need to is "wget http://www.some.com/file/youwant.tar.gz" works for ftp too.

pbhj
 
Old 05-16-2003, 09:26 PM   #8
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i have another question... how come when i installed the 1.4 mozilla... when i go to the mozilla about it says i have the 1.3 version?
 
Old 05-17-2003, 12:03 AM   #9
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you have to use the exec /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla

cheers

erling
 
  


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