expanding Mac .sit files under linux

Linux version: 2.0.27 - Red Hat Release 3.0.3
I need to decode a "Stuff-It" file from a Mac on my linux machine.
I have download the source code for unsit (version 1.5c) and compiled it.  But it says "Unknown compression method" twice and also "Header CRC mismatch: got 0xdf6c, need 0xd43d"
I have tried several different .sit files--all give same error message.
Does any know what could be wrong? Or, does anyone know of a different program or version?   Thanks!
mag062397Asked:
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cybrainCommented:
hi there ,

At first are you sure it isn't .sit.hqx extension.

If you are sure it is a .sit file then go to :
http://members.bellatlantic.net/~sweyer/newton/siteform.htm#Formats
and try to download another version for unsitting.

good luck cybrain
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mag062397Author Commented:
I don't believe it is (binhex) hqx since when I run it through a program called uudeview (which I use to decode hqx file) it says there is nothing to
decode.  Also the file extension is .sit

And, as far as your URL I could not find a copy of a program for unsitting that was for Unix.  All were for Mac/DOS/Windows.  They gave some links for unix stuff, but none of them led me to an unsit program.

Also, I have tried downloading unsit from two different sites.
Maybe someone could give me a URL of a version of unsit for unix that they have working and also a link to a sit file that I can test it with.  Thanks!
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grantkCommented:
what does "file filename" give you? Maybe its not a stuff-it file?
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mag062397Author Commented:
file jo1322.tif+.sit  gives me
jo1322.tif+.sit: StuffIt (macintosh) text

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mag062397Author Commented:
Adjusted points to 200
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cybrainCommented:
hi again mag,

tried to find an answer for your question but it is an hard one.

But try this link maybe there is an answer for your problem overthere.

http://www.rarf.riken.go.jp/archives/CTAN/archive-tools/unstuff/

well if this don't work take alook at the following site
the best thing to is to download this file and read it then.
it is rather long but enough info that's for sure


luck, cybrain
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mag062397Author Commented:
cybrain,

did you forget to include a 2nd URL for me to look at?
or did you want me to look around the
http://www.rarf.riken.go.jp/archives/CTAN/archive-tools/unstuff/ 
site?

thanks!
mag
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cybrainCommented:
wooow sorry forget to give you the url

here it comes


ftp://infolane.com/pub/picutils/pc/dos/arcers

cybrain.
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mag062397Author Commented:
Sorry, but I got the same results from the unsit.tar.gz program that I downloaded from the above URL.

I also tried additional SIT files, but they too gave "Unknown compression method" (twice).  However, they didn't give checksum error.

Maybe someone could give me a URL of a version of unsit for unix (or binary for linux) that they have working and also a link to a sit file that I can test it with. Thanks!
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cybrainCommented:
I have looked around a bit and came up with the following url

ftp://ftp.aladdinsys.com/Pub/

hope you find what your looking for.

cybrain
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cybrainCommented:
Thanx for giving the the points .

Good luck.
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james_blaCommented:
Just to update this thread: To unpack or expand .sit files go to http://www.stuffit.com/expander/ and download the version that ya need.

James
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