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Old 10-14-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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Question create a self-extracting zip file with zip on solaris?

I would like to create a self-extracting zip file for windows with the command zip on my solaris server?
I type "zip -A TEST.exe TEST.PDF"
The compressed file is created but once I want to run it on my PC(Windows 2k) it doesn't work (it write "program too big to fit in memory")

Is it possible to make that?


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I'm afraid the -A option does nothing.
I just compared two zip files created with and without this option, and there was almost no difference (same size, only 2 differing bytes).
Old 10-14-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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The -A option will only fix zipfile offsets, you need to add an unzip stub, such as unzipsfx.

I assume you have the file zipped by now. So try this:[list=1][*]Download the appropriate stub, say, here (for Win32, it's WIN32/unz551xN.exe)[*]Extract the Win32 stub (unzip unzipsfx.exe)[*]Prepend the stub to your zipfile (cat unzipsfx.exe > testDOS.exe)[*]Fix the zipfile offsets (zip -A testDOS.exe)[/list=1]Haven't tried this on Solaris, though, but it should work.
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