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Bug 55912 - compress command can not compress 2g datafile
compress command can not compress 2g datafile
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncompress (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-11-08 12:17 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-08 12:23:35 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-11-08 12:17:54 EST
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Description of problem:
The file NLDV.0111071919 is 2.3g when I compress it I got the 
 $ compress NLDV.0111071919 

read error onNLDV.0111071919: Value too large for
defined data type

I use gzip , it works, it create a *.gz file, but when I use gunzip to
extract the gz file, it failed.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.compress filename (filename's size is above 2g)
3.or gzip filename


Actual Results:  It can not compress 2g file.

Expected Results:  It can compress any size file .
for gzip, as it zip a file , I should use gunzip to unzip the file.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-11-08 12:23:29 EST
Please try choosing the correct component when reporting a bug.
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-11-08 12:25:43 EST
RHL 6.2 doesn't have large file support - Red Hat Linux 7.1 and later does. 7.2
is recommended.

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