Corrupt cabinet file in Windows 2000 installation

Bob McGowan
Fri Mar 31 11:33:00 GMT 2000

"Alan R. Bleier" wrote:
> Hello,
> I got the full B20.1 binary release and combined it as described in the
> Readme file.
> When I executed full.exe, I got the PackageForTheWeb error "Corrupt
> Cabinet File!!!!!!" while it was unpacking data1.hdr
> Did something go wrong with my download or are there problems with using
> cygwin with Windows 2000?
> Alan Bleier
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No problems with Cygwin on Win2000, I've been using it over the last 4
or 5 months with no Windows related issues (just a few [known] problems
with the cygwin dll).

You mention "combined it" so I presume you downloaded the split files
rather than the whole thing in one.  If you used the "copy" command to
combine them, did you leave off the "/b" option?  For some reason, copy
seems to default to text mode when you use the form "copy a+b+c... dest"
so the correct command is "copy /b a+b+c+... dest".  Another possibility
is that the order of the first argument is incorrect (for instance,

Just a guess, since you did not provide much detail.  If wrong, please
include info about the exact download method and how the "combining" was

Or, you could just download the single file version and try running it.

Bob McGowan
Staff Software Quality Engineer
VERITAS Software

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