Error parsing compressed file but reads uncompressed ok

Colin Law clanlaw at
Tue Nov 5 16:33:24 EST 2013

On 5 November 2013 16:49, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
> On Nov 5, 2013, at 7:36 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> On 5 November 2013 14:57, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
>>> On Nov 5, 2013, at 6:46 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
>> ...
>> I guess you must be right, for some reason gnucash is unable to
>> correctly unzip this particular file.  Any suggestions on how to
>> progress this further?  I could send the file privately to someone if
>> they wanted to have a look at it.
> There was a similar complaint from someone using OSX on the users list on 21 October, but the user didn't follow up on troubleshooting.
> Try making a debug build of GC and libz using the source .deb and debugging. Set your first breakpoint at try_gz_open and see what's going on.

Having added another transaction it is now ok so it may be something
pattern specific in the data in the file.  Very odd.  I have kept a
copy of failing file.

Sadly I am not sure when I will have time to investigate it further, I
am not in development mode with GC at the moment.



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