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Old 12-18-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
roseheyworth
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Initial Application Issues - Tar Errors?


Hi,

Just started trawling through the LFS handbook and got to page 5 or so and have come up against a brick wall.

I have created the /mnt/lfs folders with /source folder included.

Have created the Linux_From_Scratch folder ready for partitioning.

Got to the stage where I am gathering all the apps and patches.

I had extracted two apps:

autoconf

and

automake

Just about to chuck Bash into the source folder when this error pops up:

tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now.

I gathered the rest of the apps using windows, burned them to cd, then tried to extract them into my source folder in Linux.

That error pops up everytime.

I am trying to create on Ubuntu as the host.

Help!!!
 
Old 12-18-2007, 02:15 PM   #2
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and md5sum is ?

*.bz2 files on rare occasions can get mauled intransit? How did the md5sum check compare to the md5sum in the book? Never skip the md5sum check.

Gerald
 
Old 12-19-2007, 02:06 AM   #3
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*.bz2 files on rare occasions can get mauled intransit? How did the md5sum check compare to the md5sum in the book? Never skip the md5sum check.

Gerald
Hi thanks for replying, tested the first app that created the crash with the md5sum:

md5sum -c bash.3.2.tar.bz

and it came back with:

md5sum: bash.3.2.tar.gz: no properly formatted MD5 checksum lines found.

I dont really understand this message.

I have about 2 years experience with linux, and wanted this LFS build to explain the more intricate side of it.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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# obtain the checksum MD5
md5sum -b /mnt/hda9/cd_lfs-6.3/sources/bash-3.2.tar.gz > check
cat check
# eyeball - cut and paste from LFS-6.3 book:
MD5 sum: 00bfa16d58e034e3c2aa27f390390d30
# what I get looks OK here. I suspect what you got was not OK, unequal.

Gerald
 
  


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