Problem to open big selfextracting Zip files from bash - starting from scratch :-)

Christopher Faylor
Wed Oct 15 14:57:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:19:24AM +0200, Dirk Napierala wrote:
> Christopher Faylor schrieb:
>> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 04:10:05PM +0200, Dirk Napierala wrote:
>>> Dave Korn schrieb:
>>>> Dirk Napierala wrote on 14 October 2008 14:00:
>>>>   [SNIP]
>>>> One of the main reasons you get so few replies is because nobody can
>>>> find what you're actually saying among the mass of redundant and
>>>> illegibly-formatted quotes and quotes of quotes in all your posts.  If
>>>> you make it needlessly hard to get the information, fewer people will
>>>> bother trying.
>>>> Did you tell us what factors you /are/ allowed to change yet, out of
>>>> the DLL, the SFXs, the process that generates them and the process that
>>>> executes them?
>>> We may change any OS setting if needed.  Apply regkeys as a
>>> fix/workaround, install another version of cygwin.  What you mentioned
>>> above is out of our control.  Basically we can try doing anything on
>>> the OS.
>> Changing an OS setting is one thing that you specifically said you
>> couldn't do here:
>> So which is it then?  Unable or reluctant?
> Dear Mr.Faylor
> If you have the setting for me that need to be changed on the OS level you 
> are welcome to share it with me.

I did that above.  Did you click on the link?

>Regardless of "Unable or reluctant".  If not, please put your sarcasm
>to others, not me.

I don't know if there is a language barrier here but "unable" and
"reluctant" are hardly highly charged words and, IMO, they do accurately
portray what is going on.  You've asked for help and when some
suggestions are offered you have said that you couldn't act on them
because of company policy - i.e., you were unable.  Some suggestions,
like the one above, and the suggestion regarding heap_chunk_in_mb,
required multiple attempts, which would seem to imply reluctance.

>Looks like that you put more time in blaming me than to help.

I have pointed you at a suggestion which, since it involves changing an
OS setting, you now say you will be able to act on.

>I asked you before to keep courtesy, but it looks like you have more
>fun doing it that way.  So I appreciate if you do not follow up this



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