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Victor_5
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uncompress error of sendmail

I downloaded sendmail.8.12.3 from ftp://ftp.sendmail.org/pub/sendmail

when I use
gunzip sendmail.8.12.3.tar.Z
It returned
"gunzip:sendmail.8.12.3.tar.Z corrupt input. Use zcat to recovery some data."

for
gunzip sendmail.8.12.3.tar.gz
it said that
"gunzip:sendmail.8.12.3.tar.gz:invalid compressed data -- crc error"

Any suggestion? Thanks.


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Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: uncompress error of sendmail

Hi Victor,

Sure sounds like the file came down corrupted.
Try
gunzip -t
on the file to test it's integrity.

HTH,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!
Victor_5
Trusted Contributor

Re: uncompress error of sendmail

gunzip -t said
"gunizp: sendmail.8.12.3.tar.Z: corrupt input."
Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: uncompress error of sendmail

Yep...you'll have to pull it down again.
Make sure it comes down binary.
And if you pull it down to a PC make sure you send binary from PC to the HP.

Rgds,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!
Victor_5
Trusted Contributor

Re: uncompress error of sendmail

Thanks for you reminder, Jeff. Yes, I am using PC, the original format is winzip file, when I put this file from pc to hp, ftp said that
"WARNING! 13383 bare linefeeds received in ASCII mode File may not have transferred correctly."

Where can I can winzip to binary format?
Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: uncompress error of sendmail

Hi Victor,

Well I don't think the problem was winzip. It was the ftp from PC to the HP.
When you connect the ftp session from PC to HP, at the ftp prompt enter
> bin
this will set binary mode.
Then put the file.
When it's complete just run the gunzip -t again to test it.
You may not have to pull it down again.

Rgds,
Jeff
PERSEVERANCE -- Remember, whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger!
Leisha Wharfield
Occasional Visitor

Re: uncompress error of sendmail

Jeff, you solved my problem! I've looked everywhere this morning trying to get my Windows XP ftp to work, and you're the first one I found who actually had an answer that worked. I'm going to post the question again so I can give you some points.