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Old 08-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Help me plz


hello guys...
im newbie to Linux and i need to update my tar.
when i type this command : tar --version
i see that the version is 1.15 but i need the tar version 1.26 and also i don't know how i should install it...
please help me ,i really need this.
my Linux is Centos 5.6 x64_86

thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 04:16 PM   #2
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please use decent thread titles in future. "Help me plz" is of no use whatsoever.

CentOS 5 ships wth tar 1.15, if you want a different version you'd need to compile it yourself. Any significant issues from the 1.15 version will have been backported into it.

http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/

I doubt this is what you actually want, why would you care about the version of tar you're using?
 
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:14 AM   #3
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how should i compile?
what code should use to compile?
i need better guidelines not a link...
look i wanna install NPM on my cent os 5.6 x64 and due to developer sayings i have to update my tar to the newer version...
would u mind plz help me step by step?
regards
 
Old 08-30-2011, 06:46 AM   #4
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http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/#downloading

Go to that link and download tar-1.25.tar.gz
It should download to your 'downloads' folder or where ever you have it configured to download.

Once you have that you do this

tar -xvzf tar-1.26.tar.gz

then you want to cd into the directory the tar ball will create . (should be tar-1.26) it will be a folder

once inside that folder run (as root)

./configure
make
make install

and your all set

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Old 08-30-2011, 06:52 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0men View Post
http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/#downloading

Go to that link and download tar-1.25.tar.gz
It should download to your 'downloads' folder or where ever you have it configured to download.

Once you have that you do this

tar -xvzf tar-1.26.tar.gz

then you want to cd into the directory the tar ball will create . (should be tar-1.26) it will be a folder

once inside that folder run (as root)

./configure
make
make install

and your all set
what about all the stuff to install gcc?
 
Old 08-31-2011, 05:11 AM   #6
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... but I need the tar version 1.26
Why do you think, that 1.26 is required ?
Nearly all stable Linux OS uses version 1.2x to 1.25.

( Slackware 13.37 has 1.26 )
Debian Sid unstable and Fedora 16 come with tar-1.26.

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:18 AM   #7
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well the reasons appear genuine: http://davestevens.us/articles/setti...action-revised https://github.com/isaacs/npm/issues/1286 you wouldn't expect issues with tar these days, but it does seem fair enough.
 
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