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Old 07-07-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
chuck2
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split package error


I am trying to install some packages on a slackware 2.2.4 box, it only has a floppy drive. After i split some packges up and put them on a floppy, I copied them over to a directory and joined them using "cat" . when i ran pkgtool I got these errors


gzip::stdin : not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status1
tar: error exit delayed from previous errors



I'm guessing split doesn't work too good on .tgz files
 
Old 07-08-2003, 03:57 AM   #2
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Works for me:
Code:
bash-2.05a$ ls -l   
total 84
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       80284 Jul  7 17:55 syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tgz
bash-2.05a$ du -sh *
84k     syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tgz
bash-2.05a$ split -b42k syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tgz 
bash-2.05a$ ls -latr
total 176
drwxr-xr-x   18 mmilazzo users        4096 Jul  7 17:55 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       80284 Jul  7 17:55 syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tgz
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       37276 Jul  7 17:56 xab
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       43008 Jul  7 17:56 xaa
drwxr-xr-x    2 mmilazzo users        4096 Jul  7 17:56 .
bash-2.05a$ file xab 
xab: data
bash-2.05a$ file xaa 
xaa: gzip compressed data, deflated, original filename, `syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tar', 
last modified: Sun Feb  9 17:49:57 2003, max compression, os: Unix
bash-2.05a$ cat xaa xab > xabc
bash-2.05a$ ls -latr
total 260
drwxr-xr-x   18 mmilazzo users        4096 Jul  7 17:55 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       80284 Jul  7 17:55 syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tgz
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       37276 Jul  7 17:56 xab
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       43008 Jul  7 17:56 xaa
-rw-r--r--    1 mmilazzo users       80284 Jul  7 17:57 xabc
drwxr-xr-x    2 mmilazzo users        4096 Jul  7 17:57 .
bash-2.05a$ file xabc
xabc: gzip compressed data, deflated, original filename, `syslinux-2.01-i386-1.tar', 
last modified: Sun Feb  9 17:49:57 2003, max compression, os: Unix
bash-2.05a$ tar zxvf xabc 
./
usr/
usr/bin/
.
.
.
Did you have any problems with copying files from the floppy disks?

Last edited by moses; 07-08-2003 at 04:02 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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I didn't have any problems copying files from the floppy (no errors or anything) I will try that 'file' command and see what what it says about the joined file.
 
  


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