ERROR: "gzip: stdin: not in gzip format" executing

  • 7007198
  • 12-Nov-2010
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Access Manager 3.1 Linux Access Gateway
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3



Upgrading Novell Access Manager 31 to 31sp2 following the documentation.

Have positioned the file lagrpms.tar.gz in an HTTP server.


Launching the script it stops immediately trying to download via HTTP the lagrpms.tar.gz file giving this error:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format.

Getting file info with "file lagrpms.tar.gz" it shows it's a "gzip compressed data" file.
So seems to be ok.


The error given is not a real file format error.

On Linux Access Gateway console use curl command like this:

curl --get http://<IP address or DNS name>/<path>/lagrpms.tar.gz
This will show the following message:

HTTP error 401.2 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to server configuration.

This means that there is a lack of permissions to the folder where lagrpms.tar.gz resides.

Give the appropriate permissions to the user connecting to HTTP server.

Additional Information

For further details of Access Gateway upgrading documentation go to: