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Date:      Tue, 1 May 2007 16:21:18 -0400
From:      Kris Kennaway <kris@obsecurity.org>
To:        David Banning <david+dated+1178481507.0b93b4@skytracker.ca>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: can't zip large files 2gb >
Message-ID:  <20070501202118.GA5020@xor.obsecurity.org>
In-Reply-To: <20070501195825.GA10269@skytracker.ca>
References:  <20070501195825.GA10269@skytracker.ca>

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On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 03:58:26PM -0400, David Banning wrote:
> I am attempting to zip large files that are 2GB - 3GB.
>=20
> uname -a;
>=20
> FreeBSD 3s1.com 4.11-STABLE FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #7
>=20
> I have tried gzip, bzip2 from the ports and rzip.

OK, none of those are "zip" though :) They're completely different
algorithms.

> All give no errors on zipping, but will not unzip, siting
> CRC errors.
>=20
> Is there a maximum file size for zipping? Is my system too old?
> Maybe a file or library that all zip programs depend on that is
> corrupt?

Quite possible your system is too old, it works on modern versions of
FreeBSD at least with gzip and bzip2.

Kris

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