Subject: gunzip|dd causes dd to fail w/ new gzip
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 07/08/2004 22:09:03
I have an application that basically does
ftp -o "|gunzip|dd bs=1m of=/dev/rwd0d" $url
I got to update if after a while, and find that it constantly gives me:
dd: Invalid argument
Playing around, I cound that the problem is not dd or access to
/dev/rwd0d, but gzip! Using all -current sources gave the above error.
Moving just src/lib/libz and src/usr.bin/gzip back to sources from
20040401 (cvs update -D20040401) gave me a working situation again.
I have no idea (yet...) in what way gzip could possibly make dd print that
error, but if anyone has an idea I'd be happy to hear about it. Thanks!
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