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Old 06-26-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
ddd3
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Unhappy Mandriva2006, LinCity and Package. Strange error message.


I tried to download LinCity.package from the UK Linux Format magazine cover disc, and I got this message:-

"The file file:///mnt/cdrom2/Games/LinCity-NG/lincity-ng-1.0.3.x86.package is a binary, saving it will result in a corrupt file."

Does anyone have any idea what that means? If it might mean something my Gnome area looks to be completely broken, so at the moment I'm 100% KDE.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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I get this error message when I open a binary file in a text editor by mistake, and go to save it also by mistake. What it means is that in the editor (or the other program that has opened your file), there's invisible information that will be lost if the program that has it open saves it because it doesn't know how to save it correctly. (hope that made sense )

How are you trying to save it? I'd recommend

Code:
cp /mnt/cdrom2/Games/LinCity-NG/lincity-ng-1.0.3.x86.package /home/ddd3
rather than whatever it is you are doing.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:59 PM   #3
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dude, I just realised you are on mandirva


Code:
urpmi lincity
problem solved!
 
Old 07-19-2006, 07:21 PM   #4
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Thumbs up

Now that's one for the notebook!

Not going to risk trying it right now 'cause I'm dog tired and about to roll into bed. It's that time when I start to make silly mistakes and not realise it.

Tomorrow it is then...
 
  


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