[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP 18.3 has been released

Wes James <>
Thu Mar 17 20:11:39 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:58 PM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> People have reported issues recently with downloading using certain
clients (like browsers) where the file is apparently sent uncompressed, if
I understood right.
> On 03/17/2016 07:09 PM, Wes James wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 5:12 AM, Kenneth Lundin <
>> <mailto:>> wrote:
>>     Erlang/OTP 18.3 is a service release on the 18 track with mostly bug
>>     fixes,
>>     but is does contain a number of new features and characteristics
>>     improvements
>>     as well.
>> I tried the standard tar -zxf otp_src_18.3.tar.gz and it had an error.
>> I then tried gzip -dc  otp_src_18.3.tar.gz and it said it was not in
>> gzip format.  I'm on centos so I double-clicked it and was able to view
>> and extract in the ark tool.  How was it compressed?
>> -wes

That was it.  I did tar -xvf and it worked.  Chrome on centos must have
done the gzip decompression for me.  It hasn't done that before.  I
actually don't want it too. I'm need to check how to stop that.

Thanks for the tip Loïc!

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