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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject RE: Problem with Ant distribution in Zip-format
Date Wed, 07 Apr 2004 14:52:38 GMT
Same result with 7-zip [1].

Jan

[1] http://www.7-zip.org/


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Segers, Peter [mailto:Peter.Segers@dtc.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:41 PM
> To: Ant Users List
> Subject: RE: Problem with Ant distribution in Zip-format
> 
> 
> Thanks Jan. 
> 
> I have just tried it again using the first link below and I 
> keep having the same problem. As you are using WinZip 8.1-SR1 
> and our "company standard build" only has WinZip 8.0, that 
> could be what makes the difference. Still strange that Java 
> 1.4.2's JAR utility also has a problem with it. Anyway, I 
> will give it a go with a more recent version of WinZip from 
> home later today.
> 
> Thanks for your reply.
> 
> Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de [mailto:Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de]
> Sent: 07 April 2004 15:30
> To: user@ant.apache.org
> Subject: RE: Problem with Ant distribution in Zip-format
> 
> 
> ReTest:
>   MainSite
>   http://www.apache.org/dist/ant/binaries/apache-ant-1.6.1-bin.zip
>   no problems
> 
>   a Mirror
>   
> http://www.artfiles.org/apache.org/ant/binaries/apache-ant-1.6
> .1-bin.zip
>   no problems
> 
> opened with WinZip 8.1-SR1
> 
> 
> Jan
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Segers, Peter [mailto:Peter.Segers@dtc.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 4:22 PM
> > To: user@ant.apache.org
> > Subject: Problem with Ant distribution in Zip-format
> > 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have downloaded a couple of binary distributions of Ant in 
> > ZIP format from various mirrors, but every time the ZIP file 
> > downloaded turns out to be unreadable using either WinZip or 
> > JAR. WinZip 8 on Windows 2000 says "the file does not appear 
> > to be a valid archive" and JAR from Java SDK 1.4.2 just hangs.
> > 
> > Fortunately, the TAR.GZ format - which WinZip can also read - 
> > works fine.
> > 
> > Is this a known compatibility problem? Is there a workaround, 
> > other than going for the TAR.GZ format?
> > 
> > The reason why I ask is because I am having to set up Ant on 
> > a few new machines, ideally, to avoid unnecessary problems, 
> > in exactly the same way as the old ones which are still using 
> > Ant 1.4.1. We no longer seem to have the original Ant 
> > distribution files, however, and old versions of Ant 
> > available on the web are only available in Zip format... I 
> > have inherited the setup, BTW, and I am not very familiar 
> > with Ant or Open Source stuff etc.
> > 
> > Because of having this problem, I have tried Ant 1.6.1 from 
> > the TAR.GZ file instead of 1.4.1 and it looks like the latest 
> > version simply works. So I am considering upgrading all the 
> > machines to 1.6.1. But, just in case we do find a problem 
> > with the new version later on, I would like to have a backup 
> > plan. I've got more than enough on my plate already.  :-)
> > 
> > Any help/comments would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Peter Segers
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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