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Corrupt tarballs from tnpi.net store?

Started by jstanley, March 03, 2010, 07:53:42 AM

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jstanley

Feel free to LART me, but the NicTool-2.07.tgz from the tnpi.net store appears to be truncated. I've attempted to download it from several machines now, always with the same result. I also attempted to download earlier ones and see the same issue with them as well.

First, gunzip/zlib complains about an "unexpected end of file." Getting around that by zcat'ing it and running the result through tar, NicToolServer-2.07.tar.gz comes out intact but NicToolClient-2.07.tar.gz appears to have been truncated.

I have no problem installing NicToolServer from this, but working around the truncated NicToolClient tarball, Makefile.PL eventually complains:

Checking if your kit is complete...
Warning: the following files are missing in your kit:
        templates/nav_end.html
        templates/nav_start.html
        templates/setup_error.html
        templates/start_html.html
Please inform the author.

I hoped I could at least get partway through testing the client without those particular files, but the resulting login page isn't even complete.

This was the case last week so I figured it was just an intermittent problem. I tried again just now and am still seeing this issue, however, so posting here seems the next logical step. Can anyone else confirm the source downloads are broken and it's not just me? If so (and if nobody in charge of posting files to the tnpi.net store is reading), I'll do my best to follow up with the author...

jstanley

Just a follow-up... I E-mailed Matt today and he fixed the 2.07 download in a matter of hours. Thanks again for the quick reply, Matt!