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sometimes, TWiki:Plugins.TWikiInstallerContrib gets the following error:

tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers

bzip2: Data integrity error when decompressing.
        Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover
data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

tar: Child died with signal 13
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

turns out this is because sometimes the download of http://twikiplugins.sourceforge.net/twiki.org.tar.bz2 times out. using the -O - construct (writing to stdout), means that wget doesn't continue trying to download the file after an error (retries is set to 1). so, this new version saves the download to a temporary file.

Index: bin/install-remote-twiki.pl
===================================================================
--- bin/install-remote-twiki.pl (revision 6569)
+++ bin/install-remote-twiki.pl (working copy)
@@ -143,7 +143,8 @@
        # untar the tarball from sourceforge.net, install prerequisite CPAN modules
        $Config->{verbose} &&
            print "Downloading TWiki distribution and installing CPAN modules (this can take many minutes...)\n";
-       logSystem( qq{ssh $Config->{install_account}\@$SERVER_NAME "cd $SERVER_NAME && wget -q $Config->{TWikiFor} -O - | tar xj && SERVER_NAME=$SERVER_NAME perl pre-twiki.pl >&pre-twiki.log </dev/null"} );
+       my $outfile = basename $Config->{TWikiFor};
+       logSystem( qq{ssh $Config->{install_account}\@$SERVER_NAME "cd $SERVER_NAME && wget -q $Config->{TWikiFor} -O $outfile && tar xjf $outfile && rm -f $outfile && SERVER_NAME=$SERVER_NAME perl pre-twiki.pl >&pre-twiki.log </dev/null"} );

        # install the actual wiki and extensions
        $Config->{verbose} && print "Installing TWiki and TWikiExtensions\n";

this could be better. SVN:6571

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Summary sometimes TWiki:Plugins.TWikiInstallerContrib can't untar the TWikiFor
ReportedBy WillNorris
AppliesTo Extension
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor

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Topic revision: r2 - 2005-09-24 - WillNorris
 
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