[Mono-list] Strange download behaviour

Paolo Molaro lupus@ximian.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 11:07:04 +0200

On 08/20/02 Adam Chester wrote:
> downloading (for example)
> http://go-mono.com/snapshots/mono-snapshot-19-Aug-02.tar.gz from the
> Mono website, IE6 begins downloading initially reports the file size is
> 5.89MB. The download does not stop at 5.89MB and continues until 33.0 MB
> (34,693,120 bytes).
> The file once downloaded is unable to be extracted and is invalid.

It's likely IE decompresses the file for you, but it leaves the same
name to the file and later the tool that you use to extract it doesn't
recognize it anymore since it thinks it should be a gzipped file (.gz)
but it's a plain tar file instead.
Either extract the file with:

	tar xvf mono-snapshot-...

or try to rename the file to mono-snapshot-....tar, or compress it again
with gzip etc.


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