The Source files for download on this site are packaged using the tar
utility on Linux. The README file is a plain text document. There will
be a README file for each download available on the site.
Problems with Microsoft IE and WinZip
When Downloading files with the extension *.gz in MS IE, you may notice
in the File Download box the *.gz extension is replaced with .tar,
(file.tar.tar rather than file.tar.gz). If you are going to ftp directly
to Linux then this will not be a problem. However, if using WinZip to
unarchive to your workstation you will see the error, Error reading
header after processing 0 entries. To get around this, rename the file
to have the .gz extension before unarchiving.
For example, rename tpf_initialrelease.tar.tar to tpf_initialrelease.tar.gz
Note : Make sure that the Hide Extentions for Know Types is
unchecked in your Explorer Options.
Create a hfs directory on HFS if you don't have one.
(i.e., /home/userid/tpfinitial) to hold the SOURCE.
FTP or download the needed tpf source archieve(s) to your hfs directory.
(Note : Use binary mode for your ftp sessions.)
For example put tpf_initialrelease.tar.gz in
Untar the source archieve(s) with:
tar zxvfp tpf_initialrelease.tar.gz
The result should be a directory structure like: