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Old 08-18-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
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Do I need to install a "BZ2" program???


I'm just trying to install a d@mn media player to see streaming video. Xine is aparrently too hard to install, so I'm trying MPlayer. I *think* I downloaded the proper file, but it is with a "bz2" extension. So do I now need to go search for ANOTHER application to be able to "bunzip" MPlayer or what?? I have to say that Linux is about the most frustrating thing in the entire world. I really WANT to like it, but it difficult so far...
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:47 PM   #2
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You're looking for bunzip2.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:49 PM   #3
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http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:49 PM   #4
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hehe
Linux can be frustating. But well worth the effort. Now, the way to untar and
unzip it is this 'tar -jxvf <program>.tar.bz2' . If you need more help, just
let me know.
Michael
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:49 PM   #5
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Thanks. Guess I'll go on 2 hour search for the application that has one of 10 extensions in the hope that I already have the program needed to extract THOSE files. Hopefully I can have MPlayer installed by next week, then maybe I can start studying for my Rocket Science Final Exam....
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:59 PM   #6
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What distribution are you using? I would be absolutely amazed if you didn't have bzip2 already installed. Type:

which bzip2

at a command line. If it spits out anything, then you already have it. Execute the command like youngstorm mentioned, to extract the source code (if that's what you downloaded).

If installing from source is too much of a pain, then I'd suggest looking into RPM.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 05:13 PM   #7
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you can do it manually in a terminal/shell ... just cd to the directory

then i think you type bzip2 xzvf [im not sure about the xzvf part.. i know thats for TAR... ] then the name of the zipped program or something.. but thats basically how you do it.. :-p ... type bzip2 --help
 
Old 08-18-2003, 05:33 PM   #8
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Thanks guys....I do have bzip2 installed (RH9.0). After all that, I downloaded apt-get and it is working beautifully...I STILL bet that I can't see streaming video though once it's done installing ....I just want to be able to click on video links on websites and view them. They are mostly .mov, .avi, and .mpg clips.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 05:35 PM   #9
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tenover... i have the same problem.. the linux browsers arent as loaded as IE for example.. they dont have all them plugins.. you need real player for one... quicktime is also good to have.. but i always end up having to DOWNLOAD the files then view them.. instead of being able to stream :-/ thers a thing called "the plugger 4.0" its a thing for plugins in mozilla.. so it can be as good as IE.. i havent gotten mine to work but im going to try now.. thats one reason i use windows... to use IE for those damn things that linux wont lemme do like streaming movies and stuff and viewing PDF online and like playing games :-/
 
Old 08-22-2003, 09:52 AM   #10
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to get bzip2 just download bzip-x.x.x..tar.bz2
to get gzip just download gzip-x.x.x.tar.gz
to get tar just download tar-x.x.x.tar.gz

;>
 
Old 06-17-2004, 08:25 AM   #11
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>>I have to say that Linux is about the most frustrating thing in the entire world. I really WANT to like it, but it difficult so far...<<

Have to agree 100%. Another poster was kind enough to post a link to where you can download, but how are you supposed to know what these files are and how to decompress them? bunzip2 doesn't come standard, "apt-get install" won't work, I couldn't find the file with google. Linux developers don't get it.
 
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