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Re: dpkg and deb files

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick <kitty5@dial.pipex.com>
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
Date: Friday, December 19, 1997 6:01 AM
Subject: dpkg and deb files

>HI (Me again)
>I am still having major problems with dpkg and deb files, as suggested i
>have re downloaded the deb files several times, both with cute ftp (in
>binary mode) and msie, yet when ever i try to install them with dpkg i
>always get the same error messages. unexpected eof, something about the
>archive not being in gzip format, if fact the same messagaes you get when
>tring to install anyole file (ie not a deb). I have getting nowwhere at
>all. I have tried installing from both mounted vfat and msdos partitions,
>and copying the files to /tmp, but still no joy at all, I have checked the
>packages file and have not missed any dependcys that i know of (trying to
>get manpages to work, so i have, man-db, manpages, groff, and a lib
>required by groff) and nothing will install at all. - *HELP!*

I can't remember for sure, but are you mounting with the option binary?  Maybe
the vfat/msdos filesystem is translating the file on the fly, because it thinks
it is a text file.

Something like "mount -t msdos -o binary,rw /dev/hda2 /dos"

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