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#1 2012-11-09 20:43:43

hydn
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Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Threads I've tried via Google:
http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=750.0
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/instal … ormat.html
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=98278

Problem:
I've been getting this for random packages. So I've been manually installing stuff. But I noticed this again when trying to add skype to pidgin.

Output:

sudo packer -S skype4pidgin

Aur Targets    (2): skype skype4pidgin

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
No PKGBUILD found in directory.

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#2 2012-11-09 20:49:03

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Surely a packer issue?  Have you reported it to the author?


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#3 2012-11-09 20:56:20

hydn
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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Before posting here I also tried...

sudo mv /usr/bin/packer /usr/bin/packer_bak
cd /tmp
git clone git://github.com/bruenig/packer.git
sudo cp packer/packer /usr/bin/packer
sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/packer
sudo packer -S skype4pidgin

Previous packer_bak was installed using instruction found here: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/2010/04/h … -arch.html

... both give the same error. So how would I report? Just wanted to be sure something wasn't wrong with my system setup first.

Last edited by hydn (2012-11-09 20:57:52)

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#4 2012-11-09 20:59:11

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Try it without sudo?


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#5 2012-11-09 21:05:06

hydn
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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

without roo:

hydn@archlinux ~]$ packer -S skype4pidgin

Aur Targets    (2): skype skype4pidgin

Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
No PKGBUILD found in directory.
[hydn@archlinux ~]$ 

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#6 2012-11-09 21:09:47

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

I don't know as I've never used packer.  The error seems to indicate the file is not in gzip format (maybe corrupt).  Try deleting any file which have already been downloaded and trying again.  Otherwise this probably needs to move to the AUR sub forum.  I would also report it on the AUR page so the author is aware.


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#7 2012-11-09 21:13:12

hydn
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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

You have a link to the report page?

I also thought it was issue with packages but this is the 5 package I've tried to install that gives this "not in gzip" error.

I also tried...

sudo pacman --sync gzip

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#8 2012-11-09 21:16:44

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Just look for packer in the AUR.  You can post comments there.


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#9 2012-11-09 21:20:41

hydn
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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

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#10 2012-11-09 21:39:51

hydn
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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Still googleing ...Will update if I find anything

Last edited by hydn (2012-11-09 21:42:55)

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#11 2012-11-20 00:59:46

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

I was experiencing this issue. Manually reinstalling the packer package from here, succesfully sorted things out for me.

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#12 2012-12-13 15:15:32

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Sorry for posting in a old thread but I'm facing the same issue trying to get albatross theme from AUR, reinstalling packer didn't help.

 
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
No PKGBUILD found in directory.
 

Any ideas ?

Last edited by xfce (2012-12-13 15:17:04)

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#13 2012-12-13 17:16:28

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

Are you able to manually download and extract the tarball for albatross?

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#14 2012-12-14 16:36:07

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Re: Packer reports: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" for various packages

I'm having the same problem here, with not avail yet.

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