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I have downloaded "eclipse-platform-3.7-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz".

Using Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on Intel 64-bit processor.

While trying to unpack the contents (either double-click or right-click & open-with-archive-manager).

But it gives error as under:

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Is there any remedy to repair it? OR Is the downloaded file corrupt & needs to be re-downloaded?

Thanks in advance,


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I renamed the file from ".tar.gz" to just ".tar" Then fired command "tar xzvf eclipse-platform-3.7-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar It did some unpacking. Then at a certain point, the same error is thrown as I wrote in my question. – Vineet Jan 14 '12 at 13:29
There are two ways to go troubleshooting. Knock out the easy one first: md5sum eclipse-platform-3.7-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz which should match exactly with the Md5 sum published for that file, which I think may be here, but not sure:… – user8290 Jan 14 '12 at 14:45
Thanks Chris for your input. In the meantime, I booted to Win7 and extracted the contents through WinRar. It extracted.... – Vineet Jan 14 '12 at 17:09

By the looks of you haven't gotten the entire archive downloaded. Try to download it again and have another go at it.

I just had a go with it. Downloaded the file from the eclipse site. The link I got was This file checks out ok on md5sum and extracts without any problems.

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I re-download the same. But no success. Same error. – Vineet Jan 14 '12 at 14:11
Had to try for myself. No problems here. Updated my answer with the download link I got from eclipse web. – Zoke Jan 14 '12 at 15:10
In the meantime, I booted to Win7 and extracted the contents through WinRar. It extracted.... Now further problem is-- I added a line in "eclipse.ini" as -- "...-Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/jni after -vmargs. But it does not open Eclipse. It says "Could not display "/tmp/eclipse/eclipse"." There is no application installed for executable files”. What do I need to do for this? – Vineet Jan 14 '12 at 17:06
I sorry to say that I know nothing of eclipse and how it works. – Zoke Jan 14 '12 at 18:50

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