Still plodding

doelz at urz.unibas.ch doelz at urz.unibas.ch
Thu Feb 20 03:48:15 EST 1992

In article <9202200112.AA07584 at alize.ERE.UMontreal.CA>, coady at ERE.UMontreal.CA (Coady Michael) writes:
> gopher0.7/client:Permission denied
> tar:can't make dir  tar:can't make dir  tar:directory checksum error
> or something like that.  Any advice would be welcome, and I am 
> grateful to those who have already sent in advice.

I presume that you ftp'ed it in BINARY mode, otherwise it would never work.

Mike, do you accidentially have quota enabled on your system? check
% quota -v 
and see whether you may not exceed the limit. Secondly, is it possible that
you have a protection problem? Check the owner of the gopher directory 
% ls -ls gopher0.7
and then do a 
% ls -ls ~/.cshrc 
If the owner of the two files do not  match you are in a problem which might 
be difficult to solve. I don't know which platform you are on but if 
% tar xvof gopher0.7.tar
does not work you might want to add OV  options (POSIX tar) and maybe 
i to override eventual problems with the checksum. If you  want to play 
a bit you could cd to /tmp and try a tar WITHOUT the o option in the form
% tar xvf ~/gopher0.7.tar

If still everything goes wrong try to see whether the tar archive is 
readable at all with 
% tar -tvf 
If not, try to ftp again., 


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