[mocha-developer] mocha tarballs don't uncompress cleanly

James Mead jamesmead at reevoo.com
Tue Jul 24 15:54:01 EDT 2007

Hi Antonio,

My environment is OS X 10.4.8.

Thanks a lot for looking into the problem. Please let me know if I  
can do anything to help.

I have had problems previously with tar including Mac resource fork  
files. Could this be what is causing your problem?


On 24 Jul 2007, at 20:42, Antonio Terceiro wrote:

> Hi James,
> First of all, thanks for mocha, it's a really great library and helps
> testing a lot. :)
> I downloaded the mocha tarball for versions 0.5.0, 0.5.1 and 0.5.2
> (didn't test older ones), and when uncompressing all of them I get the
> following error:
> -------------------8<---------------------8<-----------------------
> terceiro at s219pc02:/tmp/bli$ LANG=C tar xzf ../mocha-0.5.2.tgz
> gzip: stdin: decompression OK, trailing garbage ignored
> tar: Child returned status 2
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> -------------------8<---------------------8<-----------------------
> The tarball is uncompressed, but this error message (and the non-zero
> exit status) is pretty annoying.
> I tried to reproduce the tarball generation here on my machine, by
> entering the mocha-0.5.2 directory and issuing a `rake package`  
> command,
> but the generated tarball is uncompressed cleanly. According to the
> message, the problem seems to be in the gzip compression, but I can't
> actually tell what is causing it.
> Can you please tell me which environment you are used to generate the
> mocha packages on, so I can try to prepare a fix to this issue?
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Antonio Terceiro <terceiro at softwarelivre.org>
> http://people.softwarelivre.org/~terceiro/
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