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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Problem with source snapshots - Browser Downloads are in
Re: [Bug-gnubg] Problem with source snapshots - Browser Downloads are in ASCII?
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 05:52:04 -0700
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On 08/02/2011 5:25 AM, Michael Petch wrote:
I discovered what was going on (but not why). I should have realized
that one of the ways a download would be larger (and not work) is if
the binary file was transferred as ASCII and not binary. Firefox is
downloading with ASCII on so we are getting extra characters because
of the CR/CRLF translation that gets done.
If one wants to verify this, the gunzip webpage has a small c program
that can fix the CR/CRLF issue:
Once compiled, If you take the firefox download and run this program and
then use the 'tar xfz' method it works.