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can't install latest archive : gunzip issue

jacko | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 06:35AM UTC

Hi, I have the following error when trying to install Burpsuite : --- gzip: sfx_archive.tar.gz: not in gzip format I am sorry, but the installer file seems to be corrupted. If you downloaded that file please try it again. If you transfer that file with ftp please make sure that you are using binary mode. --- Also, I did the following stuff before executing it : --- $ md5sum burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh a7b86742d1b7e63f56a7f0d713eea4de burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh $ head burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh -n 5 #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following line to override the JVM search sequence INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME_OVERRIDE=/usr/lib/openjdk # Uncomment the following line to add additional VM parameters $ md5sum burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh e7e1b3f38def11dc93365eb25b727988 burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh --- So I modified INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME variable. For your information: $ gunzip --version gunzip (gzip) 1.8 Copyright (C) 2007, 2011-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Written by Paul Eggert. Do you know what causes the issue ?

Burp User | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 06:56AM UTC

I think the issue is the modification INSTALL4J_JAVA_HOME so the md5 is not matching anymore. So if the installer is checking it...

PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 08:02AM UTC

Hi Jacko, Thanks for your inquiry. I think that's exactly what's happening. Can I suggest you download again and don't make that modification. The installer should be self-contained anyway. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

Burp User | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 10:28AM UTC

Hi, That's the problem. I can't do that because at some point burp suite installer is using its own "java" binary and I need to use mine. I got the following error without modify the installer : --- burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh: line 577: /home/user/tools/burp/burpsuite_free_linux_v1_7_26.sh.6366.dir/jre/bin/java: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error ---

PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 10:51AM UTC

Hi, The installer is only meant to work with the JRE that is embedded within it. I guess you are on a 32-bit system, which is causing it to fail? In that case I suggest you use the standalone jar instead.

Burp User | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 11:05AM UTC

Hi, Well, I'm ARM 32 bit. But I was looking for a standalone jar and I was not able to find one. Please can you drive me to the right direction ?

PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 11:58AM UTC

Hi, There's a link to "Download plain JAR file" on this page: - https://portswigger.net/burp/freedownload

Burp User | Last updated: Aug 24, 2017 01:53PM UTC


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