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Re: LYNX-DEV Re: Lynx/386 and problem with compressed files..

From: Jim Spath (Webmaster Jim)
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: Lynx/386 and problem with compressed files..
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 08:26:25 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 14 May 1997, Wayne Buttles wrote:
> On Tue, 6 May 1997, Hynek Med wrote:
> > Try to get a patch from the Patch-O-matic, and try to get it compressed
> > (output compression yes).
> > Though gzip is available, it says "Alert! cannot open temporary
> > file". Trace shows queer output - found exact match www/compressed and
> > then the Alert.
> I am not entirely sure what to do here.  When a compressed file file is
> encountered (gzip, compress...), lynx makes a temp file with two
> extentions like Lxxxxxxx.txt.gz and then expects the resulting file to be
> Lxxxxxxx.txt.  I am not sure how to modify this for the 386 port which
> can't handle it.  Anyone have any thoughts?

Always have thoughts...

1) Problems on may show up wierdly on patch-o-matic.

2) Would having a .zip compression file be useful for other platforms?
   I can probably generate a .zip on the fly in addition to the .gz

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