Subject: Re: New Install
To: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
From: lists-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/2000 03:53:33
I only used stuffit to troubleshoot, I just wanted to confirm that the problem
wasn't something else. I did try to get them from work today on my G4 and they
came down and unpacked just fine. I not sure what is up but the problem seems
to be something in this Mac.
I'll just ssh into my server and ftp the kernel down directly into my Netatalk
Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com> said:
> On Thu, 16 Nov 2000, lists-mail wrote:
> > Well.. ^%$*&(*! I just finished with 1.4.2 but I'll happily try the beta
> > except... After I sent the message I discovered that the kernels in 1.4.2
> > have CRC errors and do not work. I tried several things;
> > 1) ftp.netbsd.org and two random mirrors
> > 2) using Mac fetch with type set to 1
> > 3) Navigator as httpd and ftp download
> > 4) MSIE as httpd and ftp download
> > 5) uncompressing with stuffit first, no difference, stuffit fails the same
> > gunzip and reports same error.
> I uploaded those files something like a year ago, and while this
> isn't the first time someone's complained that they're corrupted,
> this would be the first time that they actually were, if only.
> firstname.lastname@example.org-> pwd
> email@example.com-> gunzip -tv kernel/netbsd.GENERIC*
> kernel/netbsd.GENERIC.gz: OK
> kernel/netbsd.GENERICSBC.gz: OK
> firstname.lastname@example.org-> tar -tzf sets/kern.tgz
> I also took the trouble to verify that the sets can be unpacked with
> certain Mac OS programs. (Stuffit didn't used to support the tar.gz
> format, but the latest may, by now).
> > Total I tried about 12 different combos to get a kernel last night.
> > Is anyone else experiencing this error with the GENERIC kernel from 1.4.2?
> BTW, you don't _need_ to use Stuffit or gunzip on these files for any
> reason -- the Booter can use the ".gz" files directly, and the
> Installer's "install sets" option _requires_ the ".tgz" files just as
> they are.