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Old 09-05-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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JDK package in Slackware 13.0 /extras directory not working.


When I try to install the Java Developer Kit package: jdk-6u16-i586.txz from either the DVD or freshly downloaded from ftp.slackware.com, I get the error:
Code:
Verifying package jdk-6u16-i586-1.txz.
xz: (stdin): Unexpected end of input
Unable to install jdk-6u16-i586-1.txz:  tar archive is corrupt (tar returned error code 2)
The package seems to have installed from the original setup, however, the package showed up in /var/log/packages with the uncompressed package size showing up as 0K, and no files installed. I get the tar archive is corrupt error when I try to install the package after having removed the original failed install.

Is anyone else having this same issue?

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Old 09-05-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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Works fine with me. Installed from DVD.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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After downloading from second mirror, I got a valid package.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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I came across a bad mirror as well. I'm running Slackware64 13.0.
The bad mirror I was using was ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/sl...lackware-13.0/
The package was getting installed in /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64. In the end I just used the package on the install DVD.

note: the mirror was not a problem when installing jdk for 32 bit system


details below, wrote a didactic response for newbies like me


Here is what I initially did as superuser:
# slackpkg update
# slackpkg install jdk-6u16-i586-1
# reboot


once system reboot
# java -version -> this would not execute
# slackpkg search jdk -> said jdk was still not installed
So I checked /usr/lib and /usr/lib64. What I found was that jre (which came from when I initially installed Slackware64) was on /usr/lib64 and the jdk was on /usr/lib


solution:
1. mounted the install dvd to /mnt/dvd
2. go to the extras directory on the dvd
3. installpkg <the-jdk-filename>.txz
4. reboot
5. #java -version -> worked this time
 
  


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