Problem with tar ball

darren chamberlain
Mon May 26 14:14:02 2003

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* Servie Platon <servie_platon at> [2003-05-23 14:03]:
> I have downloaded gnupg-1.2.2.tar.gz from your site. I use the HowTo
> document as my reference and in doing this procedure. However, when I
> did:
> # tar xvzf gnu-1.2.2.tar.gz
> I got an Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers and invalid
> compressed data--crc error as well as invalid compressed data--length
> error which eventually exited from the process.

Did you check the md5 of the tarball?  It should be
01cf9c6b949603d0511f6fc07bc758d2, as says.  Use the md5sum
program to verify that the tarball is not corrupted.

It's possible that, if you downloaded it using a web browser, that the
browser uncompressed it for you, and you have a regular tar file.  Use
the file command to tell you what type of file it is:

  $ md5sum gnupg-1.2.2.tar.gz
  01cf9c6b949603d0511f6fc07bc758d2  gnupg-1.2.2.tar.gz

  $ file gnupg-1.2.2.tar.gz
  gnupg-1.2.2.tar.gz: gzip compressed data, deflated, last modified: Thu May  1 10:39:14 2003, max compression, os: Unix

  $ gunzip gnupg-1.2.2.tar.gz
  $ file gnupg-1.2.2.tar 
  gnupg-1.2.2.tar: tar archive


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