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deepumnit 01-10-2008 01:15 AM

Unable to unarchive Mplayer tarball
Hello, I downloaded Mplayer tarball. I am not able to unarchive it. The error is:


bzip2: Data integrity error when decompressing.
        Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

/bin/gtar: Unexpected EOF in archive
/bin/gtar: Unexpected EOF in archive
/bin/gtar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

What is this error? I have checked the md5sum of it and the file is perfect. What to do?

aus9 01-10-2008 02:54 AM

pls show link to exact file you have downloaded.

if you can not....try this depending on extension

tar jxvf file.bz2
tar zxvf file.tar.gz
tar xvf file.tar

deepumnit 01-10-2008 03:26 AM

Thanks for the reply. The link to the package is MPlayer. I used both the command-line and the GUI utility, but the error was the same :( I was able to extract it on my friend's PC.

Simon Bridge 01-10-2008 08:36 AM
... discusses this.

How did you get the tarball to your friend's PC?

deepumnit 01-10-2008 10:15 AM

USB stick. Why?

Simon Bridge 01-10-2008 10:43 AM

Oh OK - if you had done a separate download for your friend's machine... well, that leaves the possibility there is something wrong with your bzip/tar utility, or something wrong with your file system.

You'll want to try reinstalling the fileroller, say, and run a filesystem check.

Meanwhile - your workaround would be to sneakernet the extracted files back to your PC.

deepumnit 01-10-2008 11:19 AM

Thanks. I shall consider re-installing the tar utility. I will post the problems if I get errors even after re-installing.

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