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Date:      Tue, 1 May 2007 22:31:12 +0200
From:      Martin Tournoij <Carpetsmoker@rwxrwxrwx.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        david+dated+1178481507.0b93b4@skytracker.ca
Subject:   Re: can't zip large files 2gb >
Message-ID:  <20070501203111.GB16118@glitch.rwxrwxrwx.net>
In-Reply-To: <20070501202118.GA5020@xor.obsecurity.org>
References:  <20070501195825.GA10269@skytracker.ca> <20070501202118.GA5020@xor.obsecurity.org>

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On Tue 01 May 2007 16:05, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 03:58:26PM -0400, David Banning wrote:
> > I am attempting to zip large files that are 2GB - 3GB.
> > 
> > uname -a;
> > 
> > FreeBSD 3s1.com 4.11-STABLE FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #7
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > 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

I can confirm that compressing large files works without problems on
FreeBSD 6.
A while ago I tested different archivers, and used gzip, bzip2, and
7-zip to compress and decompress some large files (3 to 4GB)

Martin



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