Developer CD install probs

sepia

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Every time I try to install the Developer tools, it immediately fails and reports that it "can't write bom to path." Has anyone else had this problem? I've opened up permissions both in the directory that the installer resides and the root directory ("/") Help?

Patrick
 

zpincus

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macosx.com's search tool is actually quite good.
It's always a good idea to search the posts before asking a question. In this case, searching for "bom to path" or "developer tools" pulls up a couple of threads with good instructions on how to fix this.

Short answer: StuffitExpander's gzip or tar algorithm messes files up. Use Scott Anguish's OpenUp utility (or the command line tools, described in other threads) to expand the file, and the it will install properly.

zach

[Edit: Made post less angry-sounding. Sorry -- didn't mean it that way. Hope nobody was put off.]

[Edited by zpincus on 12-22-2000 at 05:06 PM]
 
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