Subject: can't gzip xwindow tar file
To: macbsd-general <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: William V Roth <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 02/27/1995 23:52:58
I downloaded a copy of X11R6.122094.tgz from cray-ymp (twice), and have 
not been able to zinstall or tar it from inside the netBSD.  

I get the same error at the same place (error message is slightly 
different, but occurs at same place for I presume same reason.)

I type from unix cli:

"tar xzvpf X11R6.122094.tgz"

The file starts to decompress and spews out:


tar: skipping to next file header...

gzip: Stdin: invalid
compressed data -- format violated

tar child returned status1

What to do?



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