Re: error while installing deb package.

Jeff Hostetler (
Thu, 20 May 1999 17:36:32 -0500

sounds like maybe the file got chopped off in transit
(our server and T1 have been saturated today :-)
please verify that the file is 2623810 bytes.


At 04:24 PM 5/20/99 -0500, Moses DeJong wrote:
>Hi all.
>I tried to install the .deb file for ABI word 0.7 but I ran into an
>% dpkg -i abi*.deb
>(Reading database ... 72893 files and directories currently installed.)
>Unpacking abisuite (from abisuite_0.7.0-1.deb) ...
>dpkg-deb (subprocess): unexpected end of file in member data in
>gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
>dpkg-deb: subprocess gzip -dc returned error exit status 1
>dpkg: error processing abisuite_0.7.0-1.deb (--install):
> subprocess dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile (EOF) returned error exit status 2
>Update-menus: waiting for dpkg to finish(forking to background)
>Update-menus: (checking /var/lib/dpkg/lock)
>Errors were encountered while processing:
> abisuite_0.7.0-1.deb
>Any ideas? I was installing on a Intel Debian 2.1 system when
>I got this error.
>Mo DeJong
>dejong at

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