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I installed Darwin 8.0.1 without any problems.

I have everything to try it out:


application.tar mactel.tar, etc.zip, application.tar



But there´s something wrong with tar.

Well I want to untar everything. So first Darwin 8.0.1to8.1.0 patch


tar xpvfz Darwinpatch


First it unpacks some files but then errors occure:


tar: Skipping on next header

tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers


gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated

tar: Child returned status 1

tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors




Well, I thought the download was faulty, downloaded it, but again these messages.

The problem is that I can unpack the package within windows with no problems at all. So I unpacked it within windows, made a zip out of it and wanted to unzip it within darwin.

A zip error accoured saying that the zip file wan not properly packed.


Well, I have never had problems with tar.gz

Are there any problems with Darwin and tar, zip, ... ?

Has anyone the same problems ?

Btw, is it possible to unrar RAR files within Darwin ?




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