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Old 01-10-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Unable to unarchive Mplayer tarball


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

Code:
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?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 01-10-2008, 02:26 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:36 AM   #4
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http://www.bestsolution.at/support/c...chives.html.en
... discusses this.

How did you get the tarball to your friend's PC?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 09:15 AM   #5
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USB stick. Why?
 
Old 01-10-2008, 09:43 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:19 AM   #7
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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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