Bug 110428 - gunzip fails with error on valid compressed files
gunzip fails with error on valid compressed files
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gzip (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivana Varekova
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-11-19 10:27 EST by Nick Strugnell
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-01 03:19:05 EDT
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Description Nick Strugnell 2003-11-19 10:27:14 EST
Description of problem: 
gunzip fails on decompressing lnx_920_disk2.cpio.gz from 
with following error: 
gunzip: lnx_920_disk2.cpio.gz: invalid compressed data--format 
This archive unpacks fine on RHEL 3AS using gzip-1.3.3-9 
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Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Download indicated file from OTN 
2. gunzip 
Actual results: 
Error message reported above 
Expected results: 
successful unpack of file 
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Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-03-22 08:11:28 EST
How big is the file compressed and uncompressed? Do you have any other file
which fails on 2.1 and gunzips fine on RHEL3 as the lnx_920_disk2.cpio.gz is no
longer on the Oracle web page.

Comment 3 Ivana Varekova 2005-07-01 03:19:05 EDT
I'm closing this bug. 
If anybody can reproduce this problem feel free to reopen this bug.

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