Re: R-beta: ctest_0_9-3_tar.tar

John Logsdon (
Thu, 12 Mar 1998 22:30:08 +0000 (GMT)

Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 22:30:08 +0000 (GMT)
From: John Logsdon <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: ctest_0_9-3_tar.tar
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Egon Schmid wrote:

> Jay King wrote:
> > 
> > I'm having trouble un 'tar'ing the file ctest_0_9-3_tar.tar.
> > 
> > When using the command "tar -xv" on a UNIX machine I get the
> > "checksum error" message. When trying to use WinZip on a Win95
> > machine it gives an error reading the header.
> >

It is probably a silly question, but may I humbly suggest that you may
have accidentally downloaded via ftp in ascii rather than binary?  Was the
size the same?

I've done it myself - rather like typing shutdown -r now on Christmas Day
(true story) only to find I was in an xterm logged into another machine!! 
John (in temerity!)

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