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Thread: line feed issue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default line feed issue

    This might be old news, but...

    On the download page, tgz and zip archives (of version 2.0.2 at least) contain differently encoded line feed in files. In tgz the file uses \n and in zip it uses \r\n as line feed. The latter encoding causes problems when running in Linux (bash):

    $ ./
    bash: ./ /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory.

    Should the zip file work with linux/bash too or should there be some information on the web page about this? (I randomly picked zip first since the archives looked alike)

    First line from both hexdumps for clarification:

    $ hd
    00000000 23 21 2f 62 69 6e 2f 73 68 0d 0a 0d 0a 65 63 68 |#!/bin/sh....ech|

    $ hd
    00000000 23 21 2f 62 69 6e 2f 73 68 0a 0a 65 63 68 6f 20 |#!/bin/sh..echo |

  2. #2
    ClanLib Developer
    Join Date
    May 2007


    Yes, the ".zip" uses \r\n line feeds and ".tgz" uses \n line feeds

    This is intentional, the ".zip" is for Microsoft Windows, and ".tgz" for Unix.

    Also, the ".zip" file contains some .exe files (eg configure.exe), that the .tgz does not have.

    Yes, the download page should say what the line feeds are.

    Also maybe we should have 2 versions of the ".zip" ; with or without the \r\n line feeds - but I don't think this is necessary.

    (Also somewhere, it should be documented to use "tar -xvzf ClanLib-2.0.2.tgz" - maybe here: )

  3. #3
    ClanLib Developer
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Bergen, Norway


    I've added some Windows/Linux info on the front page and download page to make it more clear which one one should pick.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009


    Wow, quick reaction and good solution, there's hardly room for error anymore

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