I have never experienced the Errno::EFBIG exception myself. If anyone
else on this list has tried rubyzip and seen this problem I'd be
interested in hearing about it.

Travis, could you try something like this:

require 'zip/zip'

is = File.open("rubycode.zip", "rb")
is.seek(5, IO::SEEK_SET)
is.read

Does that cause the problem? If it does, try without requiring
'zip/zip'.

Rubyzip doesn't do anything too weird with the files, all it does is
opening the archive file in "rb"-mode and seek-around and read a bit,
which is what the code fragment above is intended to mimic.

I have run the test suite succesfully myself on Windows XP/ruby-1.8.0
(pragprog build) and on RedHat 9.0 Linux/ruby-1.8.1 before making the
release.

Cheers,

Thomas

Travis Whitton <whitton / atlantic.net> wrote in message news:<slrnc6jf42.v93.whitton / grub.ath.cx>...
> Hi,
> I'm having a really weird issue trying to use rubyzip on FreeBSD 4.9.
> Whenever I try to open a file, no matter what the size, I get:
> 
> Errno::EFBIG: File too large
> 
> Example is as follows(using rubyzip-0.5.5):
> 
> travis@aop:~$ uname -a 
> FreeBSD aop.intranet 4.9-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 
> 4.9-RELEASE-p4 #0: Wed Mar 17 16:55:09 EST 2004
> root / aop.intranet:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/MYKERNEL  i386
> 
> travis@aop:~$ ruby -v
> ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i386-freebsd4]
> 
> travis@aop:~/rubyzip/test$ irb
> irb(main):001:0> $:.push("..")
> => ["/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8",
> "/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/i386-freebsd4",
> "/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby",
> "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8",
> "/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-freebsd4", ".", ".."]
> irb(main):002:0> require 'zip/zip'
> ../zip/zip.rb:11: warning: already initialized constant Tempfile
> => true
> irb(main):003:0> Zip::ZipFile.new("rubycode.zip")
> Errno::EFBIG: File too large - rubycode.zip
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:818:in `read'
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:818:in `get_e_o_c_d'
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:783:in `read_e_o_c_d'
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:808:in `read_from_stream'
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:869:in `initialize'
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:869:in `open'
>         from ../zip/zip.rb:869:in `initialize'
>         from (irb):3:in `new'
>         from (irb):3
> 
> travis@aop:~/rubyzip/test$ file rubycode.zip 
> rubycode.zip: Zip archive data, at least v2.0 to extract
> 
> travis@aop:~/rubyzip/test$ ls -l rubycode.zip 
> -rw-r--r--  1 travis  devel  617 Apr 19  2002 rubycode.zip
> 
> I've also tried rubyzip-0.5.3 installed from ports and gotten the same exact
> problem. Any help would be appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> Travis Whitton