[Openmcl-devel] OSX install difficulties

Francis Derive francisderive at mac.com
Wed Sep 29 22:32:23 PDT 2004

On Sep 30, 2004, at 4:52 AM, Gary Byers wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004, Dan Knapp wrote:
>>>> On Sep 29, 2004, at 7:16 PM, Francis Derive wrote:
>>>>  This morning I couldn't expand with "tar xvzf" an archive 
>>>> downloaded
>>>> by
>>>> ftp in "text" mode ( Mac Os 10.3.5 ) as I had read it was the way to
>>>>  go, then downloaded in "Binary" mode and could "tar xvzf" the
>>>> archive !

> I'm not sure that it's really the job of the OpenMCL documentation
> to go into great depth in discussing these issues; there are probably
> entire websites devoted to helping people who are unfamiliar with
> them.  It might suffice to say something like "the files
> available here should be transferred in binary mode and archive
> contents should be extracted without line conversion or other loss
> of information.  If you don't have any idea what this means, see
> <http://helpful-web-site.org>"

I fully agree.


Francis Derive
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