Bug#4391: gzip -cd gives incorrect output
> Package: gzip
> Version: 1.2.4-11
> Execute these commands on the gzip file attached:
> gzip -cd a.gz
> gunzip a.gz; cat a
> The output of the former is clearly incorrect.
I can't seem to duplicate your problem.
> Note that
> if the output is redirected or piped then the errors
> disappear. This occurs in both xterms and virtual consoles.
I played various games with and without redirection. I don't see any obvious
differences between the output of 'gzip -cd a.gz' in an xterm using ctrl/s to
stop the flow, and a cat of the previously uncompressed file.
Can you cut&paste the output of the above two command strings to a file and
mail it to me, or something, so I can see what you're seeing? I'd also
suggest you verify the md5sum of /bin/gzip: