Corrupted Files when running the ActivePerl Linux installer

Posted by grahams on 2015-04-17 12:45
Question: 

When I run the installer, it reports that several files are corrupted. I see this error:
This installer package does not have the expected content. Please try to download a fresh copy of ActivePerl from ActiveState's website at activestate.com. If you still have problems please contact us at SupportEmail.

How do I fix this?

Answer: 

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This FAQ applies to ALL ActivePerl Linux tarball installers.
A link to a current version has been specified solely for convenience
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Trash the ActivePerl folder you extracted. Download a fresh copy, and do not open the Download with the Linux Archive Manager.

Archive Managers use an incompatible algorithm.

Go to a Terminal Window, and extract the file on the command line, using GNUtar instead:
http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.26/get/linux/