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Old 02-07-2002, 01:51 PM   #1
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tgz files

quick question because i see a lot of downloadables witha tgz extension as opposed to tar.gz...

is this the same thing?
Old 02-07-2002, 02:44 PM   #2
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Yes, it's exactly the same thing, although...As you will hear, Slackware uses the .tgz extension for it's packages and managment system, so it's possible to accidentally get a Slack specific package by downloading a .tgz'd file. Get the .tar.gz or tar.bz2 files if possible. Usually though it will say if it's slack specific or not also, so it's usually safe if it doesn't.


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