Subject: Re: your mail
To: EJ LeCouteur <>
From: Scott Reynolds <scottr@Plexus.COM>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/20/1996 14:35:04
On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, EJ LeCouteur wrote:

> While attempting to install the base11 and netbsd packages on a IIsi, I
> ran into invalid tar file errors from installed. What do I do?
> Redownload? 

- Make sure you downloaded the files in "binary" mode.  They are not
encoded, and some web browsers (for example) don't know how to properly
deal with them.  I usually use Fetch, which has an explicit binary
download option.

- Installer 1.0 has a bad default for required memory.  Use the Get Info
dialog to set the memory requirements higher if you are using this
version; it defaults to 1000KB, but 2000KB is more realistic.
Alternatively, you can get the 1.1 version, if you don't already have it.

- Take a look at the FAQ (and related info):

- Last but definitely not least, I _strongly_ recommend that you not use
NetBSD 1.1, but instead get one of the recent 1.2_BETA snapshots.  It's
significantly more robust than the 1.1 version was.  You can find these

(as well as any NetBSD mirror).