[cairo] release archive format

Nis Martensen nis.martensen at web.de
Tue Apr 2 12:27:42 PDT 2013


On 02.04.2013 20:26, Baldeva, Arpit wrote:
> I downloaded the latest releases from http://cairographics.org/releases/
> LATEST-cairo-1.12.14
> LATEST-pixman-0.28.2
> I was able to unzip pixman by renaming the file to .gz,unrar, rename the
> file again to .gz and unrar on Windows. However, when I rename the cairo
> to .gz and unzip/unrar, I am not able to unzip successfully. I always
> get a “The archive is either in unknown format or damaged”.
> So my question is what format is the archive in? Is this information
> documented somewhere?

Pixman comes as tar.gz while cairo is in tar.xz format. You can see that
when you scroll down on <http://cairographics.org/releases/>, the
LATEST-* files are actually only links, pointing to the tar.[gx]z files

You can use XZ-utils(+tar) or 7zip to unpack the cairo file. Don't know
about unzip/unrar.

Hope this helps!

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