Friday, 4 April 2008

Keep it (un)zipped

Ages ago, I saw some file attribute/permission problems when I was installing a product such as WebSphere Portal or Workplace Services Express onto a Linux platform - it transpired that these problems were down to the fact that I'd used WinZIP on a host Windows 2000/XP system to extract the images that I was then attempting to deploy to Linux.

Subsequently, I made an (un)conscious decision to always use the appropriate utility on the target platform e.g. tar and unzip on Linux, WinZIP or PKZip on Windows etc.

If you see similar problems, it's definitely something you should check ......

Thanks to Stewart for reminding me to post this - glad he was able to resolve his similar problems in a similar manner :-)

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