[Slackbuilds-users] Problems building xephem (3.7.7)

Andrea Maria Marconi am.marconi at gmx.com
Thu Jan 12 19:52:20 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I have downloaded the xephem 3.7.7 package and it's build script,
unpacked  in the xephem dir (originally in the $HOME/andrea/Download dir
and then moved under /tmp which content is:

totale 17740
drwxr-xr-x   2 andrea users     4096 gen 12 20:40 ./
drwxrwxrwt 154 root   root     20480 gen 12 20:41 ../
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users      353 nov 26  2013 00_trailmenu.patch
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users      209 nov 26  2013 README
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users       64 nov 26  2013 XEphem
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users      518 nov 26  2013 doinst.sh
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users      774 nov 26  2013 slack-desc
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users 18099098 gen 12 20:16 xephem-3.7.7.tgz
-rw-r--r--   1 root   root       148 gen 12 20:40 xephem-build.log
-rwxr-xr-x   1 andrea users     2815 dic 24 01:40 xephem.SlackBuild*
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users      227 nov 26  2013 xephem.desktop
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users      298 dic 24 01:40 xephem.info
-rw-r--r--   1 andrea users     2642 gen 12 11:50 xephem.tar.gz

I know there are two files more than necessary: the original 
xephem.tar.gz which I always keep together with the source file and the
.log file which I created according to the instruction on SBo after
failing to obtain the desired package to install.

Actually the content of the log file is the following:

tar: Questo non sembra un archivio tar
tar: Passaggio alla prossima intestazione
tar: Uscita con stato di fallimento in base agli errori precedenti

which essentially says (for those who don't understand Italian) that it
does not recognize the tar archive as a tar file.

I'm new to the list so I'm not sure is a bug it may be that something
else but is the first time in several years I'm downloading software
from SBo that something doesn't work.

Thanks for the help.


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