Package Download - getting error message from 7-zip when I open the downloaded TAR file

Project:RUcore/NJDH/Partner Portal Search
Component:User Interface - Service Agent
Category:bug report

If I download a package from the Research Portal - and attempt to open the downloaded file, I get an error message:
"There are no trailing zero-filled records


This is happening with any of the datasets on rep-devel RUcore - Primate Dental Microwear, for example.

Is there another program I should be using to open the tar files? I'm using 7zip version 9.19.



Project:RUcore Website» RUcore/NJDH/Partner Portal Search
Version:<none>» 7.0
Component:User interface» User Interface - Service Agent


Assigned to:chadmills» aletia.morgan
Status:active» test

Please test. As per the TAR specification two 512-byte zero-filled records have been added at the end of the packing process.


Status:test» fixed

Tested and signed off by Aletia.


Status:fixed» closed


Version:7.0» 7.2
Assigned to:aletia.morgan» chadmills
Status:closed» active

Need to re-open this - in testing more today, I ran into this again, ONLY using Chrome and IE. Firefox was fine.

I know that when you had resolved this problem earlier, I did try all 3 browsers successfully before.

I've attached all 3 TAR files, with added .txt extension. With the Chrome & IE files, I'm getting the "there are no trailing zero-filled records" message when I try to open.

Note - that if the user clicks OK, the TAR file does open, and the files ARE available to the user. So functionally it works, but with errors again.

Thanks -


Assigned to:chadmills» aletia.morgan
Status:active» test

Should be fixed now. lease test again. Thank you.


Status:test» fixed

Tested again in IE (v 10.0.9200) and Chrome (Version 27.0.1453.110 m). Seems to be working as expected (i.e., fixed).

Still works properly in Firefox (v 21.0)

Will mark fixed.


Status:fixed» closed

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