Unable to extract Python source code using Windows

Philippe Martin pmartin at snakecard.com
Wed May 17 20:34:16 CEST 2006

John Machin wrote:

>> http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.3/Python-2.4.3.tar.bz2
> And the reason for posting that would be what? WinZip doesn't support
> bzip2 compression.
> http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.3/Python-2.4.3.tgz (a gzipped tar
> file) is what the OP would be better pointed at.
> FWIW, I have just downloaded the above tgz file and successfully
> unpacked it with WinZip versions 9 and 10, and with 7-Zip.
> FWIW2, 7-Zip is *free* and handles bz2 files.
> I would suggest that the OP's copy of WinZip v10 is stuffed, or his
> whole download mechanism is stuffed. If he were to investigate properly
> (as suggested by ScottDD) instead of thrashing about, ....

I never declared myself a winzip expert since I do not use it

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