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Re: Gettext build/use issue on Cygwin

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According to Mark Moriarty on 3/14/2006 8:01 PM:
> With older cygwin gettext, 0.14.1, during the bootstrap the autopoint would
> generate:
> tar: Skipping to next header
> tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
> gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--crc error
> gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--length error
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors Copying file ABOUT-NLS 

Which version of tar?  Following the directions here:
> Problem reports:

and including a text attachment of cygcheck -svr output would have been
helpful.  Also, I wonder if you are experiencing data corruption due to a
text mount (again, cygcheck output would have made that obvious).

At any rate, I don't know if the gettext archive really does have weird
stuff in it, or if tar is mishandling a valid archive.  I am currently
working on putting together a tar 1.15.90 release, which has a number of
bug fixes beyond the current 1.15.1, so maybe that will help your issue.

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Eric Blake   
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