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[debbugs-tracker] bug#23023: closed (Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#23023: closed (Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed file and Gzip 1.3.12)
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:45:02 +0000

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Gzip 1.3.12
has caused the debbugs.gnu.org bug report #23023,
regarding Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed file and  Gzip 1.3.12
to be marked as done.

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed file and Gzip 1.3.12 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:16:54 -0800

I have a question that maybe a bug or not.

We ship a product that installs using gzip. the product name is IBM_DataReplDash_11.3.3.0_Linux_x86.bin.
Our build machine that build our product is linux enterprise red hat 6.6 sentiago which includes gzip 1.3.12 (output of gzip -V is 1.3.12).

We have a customer who installed our product and has the version gzip 1.3.3 and who gets the following error even though the download
was done in binary format.

Problem Description/Reason for Collaboration:
When customer tried to install latest dashboard using  IBM_DataReplDash_11.3.3.0_Linux_x86.bin, he gets the following error:                                      
Preparing to install...                                                          
Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...                                 
Unpacking the JRE...                                                             
gzip: /tmp/install.dir.24732/Linux/resource/vm.tar.Z: invalid                    
compressed data--crc error /tmp/install.dir.24732/Linux/resource/vm.tar.         
Z: not in compressed format gzip: /tmp/install.dir.                              
24732/Linux/resource/vm.tar.Z: invalid compressed data--crc error The            
included VM could not be uncompressed (GZIP/UNCOMPRESS). Please try to           
download the installer again and make sure that you download using               
'binary' mode. Please do not attempt to install this currently                   
downloaded copy

File permission bits is set to
777 for IBM_DataReplDash_11.3.3.0_Linux_x86.bin 
Someone in test downloaded and installed successfully on his           
Linux which was the exact version as the customer.  We compared his            
CHECKSUM on the ftp'ed copy to the successful implementation in                
test.  They were identical.                                                 
In viewing the error information and traces,the tester noted the following:                                                           
linux is Redhat 6.7 Santiago.                                                  
Customer's gzip version is:  gzip  -V  gzip 1.3.3  (2002-03-08)                                                                   
The successful test from the test has a gzip version of                 
gzip -V   gzip 1.3.12                                                                    
Not finding any other differences, we wondered if that back-level of           
gzip would cause the problem????!
Thanks in advance for your response.. our customer is asking

us so we'll appreciate any input..

Kishan Chaitanya Gollapudi
555 bailey Avenue ,
San Jose, CA - 95141
Ph: 408-463-4763

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--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: bug#23023: Compatibility between 1.3.3 gzip'ed file and Gzip 1.3.12 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:43:45 -0700
tags 23023 notabug

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 1:43 PM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 03/15/2016 01:16 PM, Kishan c Gollapudi wrote:
>> Not finding any other differences, we wondered if that back-level
>> of
>> gzip would cause the problem????!
> Doesn't ring a bell. Anything's possible.
> RHEL 6.7 has gzip 1.3.12 so it is a bit odd that your customer is running
> 1.3.3. 1.3.3 is reeeally old and has a lot of security bugs. The GNU project
> no longer distributes 1.3.3, even as an old release, so we can't easily
> debug any problems involving 1.3.3. Maybe the customer has an old
> user-installed binary of gzip 1.3.3? If so, I'd be suspicious of it, and
> suggest removing it and using the gzip that comes with RHEL.

Thanks for the report.
I'm marking the auto-created issue as "done" and "not a bug",
since it does not appear to be a problem with any recent version.

You're welcome to continue replying here, and we'll all still be
able to discuss. FYI, it's all archived at http://bugs.gnu.org/23023

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