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RE: Bug in gzip's stdout handling

I've removed <support at gzip dot org> from this discussion.  So far this
is Cygwin-related, and you can update them later on the results if it
turns out to be a generic gzip issue.

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, Thomas Hammer wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski []
> > Sent: 14. november 2003 16:28
> > To: Thomas Hammer
> > Cc:;
> > Subject: Re: Bug in gzip's stdout handling
> >
> Hi Igor.
> Thanks for responding so promptly :).
> <...>
> >
> > I bet you have a text mount.  Please *attach* the output of "cygcheck
> > -svr", as per <> - this will confirm the
> > guess.
> cygcheck.out attached.
> I didn't find anything about any drives being mounted as text, though.
> Two small bits of info that might or might not have some value:
> 1) I believe this has worked earlier (i.e. 6 months ago) for a colleague of
> mine, running a recent version of cygwin. Which means that something could
> have been broken in cygwin after that, or (more likely) that something for
> some reason is configured differently on my system.
> 2) When I installed cygwin, I was asked if I wanted the tools to support
> Unix-style newlines or DOS-style newlines. I answered "DOS-style". I did
> reinstall cygwin, specifying "Unix-style" newlines this time, and had the
> same problem though.
> .Thomas

(2) shows that you used to have text mounts.  Your cygcheck.out shows
binary mounts, so that's probably not the problem.

Please try the following:  "sed '' binaryfile.bin > acopy.bin" and compare
the files.  Also "echo | sed '' > test.out; od -c test.out" and "perl -e
'print q{ }x2560' | gzip -c > test.gz; od -c test.gz".
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