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RE: What is the minimum needed to run gtar?
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen \(garbage mail\)" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 14:36:40 +0200
- Subject: RE: What is the minimum needed to run gtar?
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Larry Hall
> Biederman, Steve wrote:
> > I want to allow the users I support to be able to run Cygwin
> tar on their Windows machines.
> > These machines have not had any Cygwin installed; they're just
> bare Windows machines.
> > I provided them tar.exe and cygwin1.dll and assumed that with
> these, they could run
> > Cygwin tar sucessfully. It appears that that isn't the case:
> machines without Cygwin
> > installed see different behavior than machines which have it
> installed. (Running tar
> > on machines without Cygwin installed creates incorrect tar archives.)
> > What is the minimum I need to provide to a non-Cygwin Windows
> machine to get
> > Cygwin tar to run reliably?
> Dunno. Perhaps you need to provide some data on what's wrong with the
> archives made and some specifics on what you're using (cygcheck output
> perhaps?) and an example of the problem.
A work-around might be to use Winrar - it seems to grok tar/gz files very
I'd say that RAR is a good replacement for Winzip.
The culprit is: "40 days trial version" @ http://www.rarlab.com
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE Microcomputer systems - 59?14'N, 17?12'E
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