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Old 12-20-2006, 04:22 PM   #1
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Is there a package manager for windows that can take any Linux-formatted file (.tar.gz, .bz2. etc...I can skip the rpms)?
Old 12-20-2006, 04:30 PM   #2
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You can use 7-zip to unzip the archives (be sure to go to the preferences/options and select all the filetypes though). But these files won't run as binary files on Windows. You could try installing CoLinux, VMware server, or cygwin to try to run these files.
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Far as I know, WinRAR can do tar.gz and tar.bz2 files.
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Originally Posted by Tux-O-Matic
Is there a package manager for windows that can take any Linux-formatted file (.tar.gz, .bz2. etc...I can skip the rpms)?
Yup, as mentioned above, winrar and winzip can open and unpack such files as .tar.gz , .tar.bz2 , .tgz , .tbz , .tbz2 , etc. Don't know if you want to run linux binaries on windoze, that requires a lot of effort and emulation.

Also I wanted to clear out that those kind of compressed files are older than linux itself, as they were introduced on UNIX and were meant for backups on magnetic tapes.
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