Problem with unpacking of gpc-20010423_tar.gz

Marco van de Voort marcov at
Fri May 11 15:11:14 CEST 2001

> > successful. But while trying to unpapack it with command
> > Gunzip gpc-20010423_tar.gz
> > an error message is seen :' INVALID COMPRESSED DATA - FORMAT VIOLATED'.
> On SuSE 6.3 with gunzip 1.2.4 (18 Aug 93) I could not verify your
> problem after downloading gpc-20010423.tar.gz from:
> and then typing
> gunzip -c name.tar.gz gpc-20010423.tar.gz | tar -xvf - <RET>
> produced dir gpc-20010423, wich contais dir p etc.

Probably he downloaded with Netscape. Netscape auto decompresses .gz files,
so probably what he has now is a tarball file, not a gzipped tarball.

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