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From Randy Terbush <ra...@zyzzyva.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-devsite how-to-release.html
Date Wed, 06 Aug 1997 18:10:34 GMT

> >   +<P>
> >   +<LI> Make the final packed distribution files:<br>
> >   +     <code><b>$ gzip -9 apache_1.2.2.tar</b></code><br>
> >   +     <code><b>$ compress apache_1.2.2.tar</b></code><br>
> 
> Well, good luck compressing a file you just gzipped.  <g>  Don't use -9.
> I think that munges the size of the last block so some tars don't like it.

Ah. That explains some of the reported problems. I have always used 
-9 for the 1.2 distributions. From what I have seen, 'tar' errors 
out, but does successfully extract everything.





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