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Re: Source releases aren't compressed.

From: Bill Pringlemeir <spam_account@sympatico.ca>
Date: 08 Oct 2002 11:44:47 -0400
To: Achim Schaefer <Achim.Schaefer@neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2elb1exzk.fsf@sympatico.ca>

On Monday 07 October 2002 21:04, Bill Pringlemeir wrote:
> These links list files as "tgz" with a size of 150k.
>  "http://tidy.sourceforge.net/src/tidy_src.tgz"
>  "http://tidy.sourceforge.net/src/old/"
> Gzip kept complaining of a bad header, so I looked at the files with
> Emacs in hexl-mode and they are straight tar file.

 Terry> What platform are you running on? I know there are some
 Terry> problems with the binary executable tar files on some
 Terry> platforms, but I believe is the first problem I have heard of
 Terry> about the source archive.

I am running with Mingw compiled tools on x86-win32 platform.  I built
the tools myself with gcc 2.95.2.

  >tar --version
   GNU tar version 1.11.2

  >gzip --version
  gzip 1.2.4 (18 Aug 93)
  Compilation options:

However, they do work fine.  I use them with several emacs packages
and never had any problems with them before.

 Achim> Maybe, you have used netscape for downloading these files?

 Achim> I'm not sure wether that's your problem, but I know that in
 Achim> some cases netscape decompresses files when downloading them.

I did a wget from my linux machine and used curl on the same machine.
You are correct.  Netscape 6.2.3 surprised me.  Sorry to interrupt the
html-tidy mailing continuum with crude.  Recent trojans to OpenSSH,
etc have made me paranoid.

   Netscape 6.2.3 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US;
   rv: Gecko/20020508 Netscape6/6.2.3

This is indeed my problem.  Any reason for "tgz" instead of ".tar.gz".
I guess that some poor deficient OS's cann't handle them.  Netscapes
behavior is surprising.  It would probably be good to decrypt before
viewing, but not really great while saving with the same extension.

Bill Pringlemeir
Received on Tuesday, 8 October 2002 12:00:12 UTC

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