Internet Explorer 5 for UNIX [Sun Solaris] Appears Corrupt

The embedded bzip2 appears to be corrupt:

$ tar jxvf Internet\ Explorer\ 5\ solaris.tar.bz2 bzip2: Data integrity error when decompressing. Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout) It is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted. You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files. You can use the `bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover data from undamaged sections of corrupted files. tar: Child returned status 2 tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I was able to download IE5 SP 1 for SPARC off the Internet Archive's Wayback:

I'm seeing if that is install-able. Paging @SomeGuy so he's aware of the database issue.


  • Thanks for pointing that out.

    I guess I will replace it with the one from, although it could be a slightly different packaging or source. It seems to be a different size.

  • As a follow-up, I *did* manage to get it to install, but its remarkably pendatic about the version of Solaris *and* the patch sets used. Theoretically, there should be IE4, IE5, and IE5 SP1, plus 128/40 versions, but who knows if all those ever got published.
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