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Old 09-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Question tar: this does not look like a tar archive


Im trying to install Half life dedicated server (hlds) and when i try t run the hldsupdatetool.bin (./hldsupdatetool.bin) i get this meseges:
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

What should i do? Thanks!
Linux noob.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:43 PM   #2
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That is the exact error message you get? Nothing else?

Have you verified the download isn't corrupted? Does wherever you downloaded this file from have an MD5 sum for it?
 
Old 09-27-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
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The first message is "sh: uncompress: command not found" and under it are the other two messages. Do i need an app for that. I dont have any applications installed. Im renting a server and came with no apps on it. I just installed firefox. After i do ./hldupdatetool.bin it loads the license agreement and i type yes and as soon i type yes it gives me the error messages.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:48 PM   #4
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A quick search found this
Quote:
INSTALLATION - LINUX

1) adduser hlds && passwd hlds
2) su hlds
3) cd ~
4) wget http://www.steampowered.com/download/hldsupdatetool.bin
5) chmod +x hldsupdatetool.bin && ./hldsupdatetool.bin
5a) If you see an error about not finding /bin/uncompress type ln -s /bin/gunzip /bin/uncompress && ./hldsupdatetool.bin
6) ./steam -command update -game gamename -dir ~/hlds -username yoursteamaccountgoeshere -password yourrealpasswordgoeshere
6a) Replace gamename above with cstrike for CS, tfc for TFC, dod for Day of Defeat, "counter-strike source" for CS:S (yes, you need the quotations)
7) The tool will probably update itself, and then begin downloading the files. Eat a snack or get off your behind for a bit, and take a walk. This can take awhile.
See the bit I highlighted in red - type that in a terminal.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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I tried different files from diff sources including the original steam file. Still the same thing.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 10:55 PM   #6
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A quick search found this See the bit I highlighted in red - type that in a terminal.
I did that and get a message " -s/bin/gunzip /bin/uncompress no such a file or directory.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #7
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You're missing a space after "-s"
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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There has to be a space between -s and /bin/gunzip.
EDIT:Too slow.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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Ok i did it with space after "-s" and between "bin/gunzip/" and "bin/uncompress" and now i get an error "-s: command not found" WTH "
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There has to be a space between -s and /bin/gunzip.
EDIT:Too slow.
ps: Im using CentOS 5.5

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Old 09-27-2010, 11:23 PM   #10
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The distro is not so important, it is more the matter that you are still not typing in the proper commands. The command is:

Code:
ln -s /bin/gunzip /bin/uncompress
You really should look into reading up on basic command line use if you want to try to admin a Linux server.
 
Old 09-27-2010, 11:45 PM   #11
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Error meage:
ln: accessing '/bin/gunzip':not a dorectory

There isnt bin/uncompress only bin/gunzip

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Old 09-28-2010, 01:26 AM   #12
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Hi bborisov83,

There should not be error on that code

Quote:
ln -s {target-filename} {symbolic-filename}
Regrading your text above that gunzip file is exist. So, there're may be a mistake on the path that you type on your shell prompt.

Would you mind to post the command that you type on your shell prompt?

Regards,
Mardi V. Tamma

Last edited by mardi; 09-28-2010 at 01:33 AM.
 
Old 09-28-2010, 11:08 PM   #13
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Ok im passed this point now. Now i try to run the file steam (./steam) and it starts loading
"Checking bootstrapper version..." and it stays for a minute and i get the message "Failed to connect to any GeneralDirectoryServer"
I tough i have to forward the ports but the hosting company says all the ports are open by default. What the h..Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-28-2010, 11:47 PM   #14
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Dear bborisov83,

I think you better create a new thread regarding for your new case.
It will make this thread clear and specific regarding for subject on the thread.

I know this comment is authorised by the forum moderator. I'm sorry to take a part on it.

Thank you.

Regards,
Mardi V. Tamma

Last edited by mardi; 09-29-2010 at 12:05 AM.
 
  


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