Download failure

Jan Michael Ibanez jm at
Sun Feb 28 20:18:59 PST 2010

On Mar 1, 2010, at 11:34 AM, paul rogers wrote:

> Sunday afternoon, using WinXP's ftp client I downloaded everything from 7.5's everything/* using mget. All the files are corrupt, using "tar -tjvf ..." in some cases after showing the first file in the archive. The md5sums for several I spot checked didn't match either. In same session I successfully downloaded Firefox & Thunderbird source tarballs within Firefox browser, so some things worked. Are you using some special version of gzip/bzip2, or something special for an ftp client? 

Make sure you've set download type to Binary in the WinXP FTP client. IIRC, it's Text by default, which would mangle the tarball. Firefox does the right thing by using Binary by default, IIRC.

Jan Michael Ibanez
Software Architect
jmibanez at

Orange & Bronze Software Labs, Inc.

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