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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Downloads from gnubg.org appear to be compressed twice

From: motiv4u
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Downloads from gnubg.org appear to be compressed twice
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 03:22:48 +0100

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Michael Petch <address@hidden> wrote:
> Okay,
> This is interesting. I have confirmed that the issue is not a matter of CRLF
> processing. What IS occurring with Firefox is that when the files are
> downloaded from www.gnubg.org/media/sources they appear to be compressed a
> second time, and the doubly compressed file is stored by Firefox.
> Here is the firefox HTTP request/response:


> So I decided to gunzip the firefox tarball, rename the .tar file to .tar.gz
> and then ask gunzip to tell me the contents. this is what I see:
> (rename the file from tar to tar.gz)
> mv gnubg-source-SNAPSHOT-20110207.tar gnubg-source-SNAPSHOT-20110207.tar.gz
> (ask gunzip to tell me what is in the file)
> gunzip -l gnubg-source-SNAPSHOT-20110207.tar
>         compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
>           14199163            23439360  39.4%
> gnubg-source-SNAPSHOT-20110207.tar


> What tar can't do is double decompress the file by itself.
> Mike
For Windows users: Winrar fails to de-decompress,
but 7Zip (Open Source Freeware for Windows) does the job.
(not a solution, just a patch on a wooden leg to work with present tarballs)


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