[Mailman-Users] More help - please

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Oct 5 22:51:51 CEST 2004

Layne Meier wrote:

>I downloaded and tried Python 2.3.4.  Every time I try to untar it I  
>get the following error (always at the same place).  - I am using GNU  
>Documentation/ide/IDE.gif, 10249 bytes, 21 tape blocks
>tar: directory checksum error

Are you sure you're using the tar you think? This looks a lot like

 Warning for Solaris and HP-UX users: Some versions of the Solaris and
 HP/UX versions of tar(1) report checksum errors and are unable to
 unpack the Python source tree. This is caused by some pathnames being
 too long for the vendor's version. Use GNU tar instead.

Did you verify the MD5 checksum for the downloaded file against those
at http://www.python.org/2.3.4/ ?

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