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Old 03-11-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Help require to install the package.


This is my first installation in linux machine .

I m getting following error while installing mrtg.tar.gz .Please help.
Kindly suggest how would i install file with *.tar.gz in linux machine.

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tar -zxvf mrtg.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
i think this would be helpful.
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uname -o
GNU/Linux
lsb_release -a
LSB Version: :core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.0-ia32:graphics-3.0-noarch
Distributor ID: EnterpriseEnterpriseAS
Description: Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (October Update 7)
Release: 4
Codename: OctoberUpdate7

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:16 AM   #2
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A few things:
first, try it without the dash (-),
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tar zxvf mrtg.tar.gz
if that fails check the file really is gzipped:
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file mrtg.tar.gz
If it really is a gzip try this:

Quote:
gunzip mrtg.tar.gz
Then

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tar -xvf mrtg.tar
HTH
 
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
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It should work.
If not try
Code:
gunzip x.tar.gzip
tar -xv x.tar
.
Or you can use an archiver such as ark.
The package may be corrupt; in this case, remove the old and redownload.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:21 AM   #4
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i think this is only .gz extenstion but not compress in gzip

rename the file with only tar <file_name>.tar
and then use
tar xvf <file_name>.tar


for installation you can also use yum for CetOs/Fedora or apt-get for Ubuntu

EG:as root or admin
yum install mrtg
 
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:22 AM   #5
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It's your download.
I downloaded the same file and successfully untarred and extracted it.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:39 AM   #6
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It's your download.
I downloaded the same file and successfully untarred and extracted it.
where have you downloaded the file.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:39 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by spampig View Post
A few things:
first, try it without the dash (-),


if that fails check the file really is gzipped:


If it really is a gzip try this:



Then



HTH
[root@OFSMUW-VMGR-51 tmp]# tar zxvf mrtg.tar.gz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors


[root@OFSMUW-VMGR-51 tmp]# file mrtg.tar.gz
mrtg.tar.gz: POSIX tar archive


[root@OFSMUW-VMGR-51 tmp]# gunzip mrtg.tar.gz

gunzip: mrtg.tar.gz: not in gzip format
 
Old 03-11-2010, 02:44 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by sohail0399 View Post
i think this is only .gz extenstion but not compress in gzip

rename the file with only tar <file_name>.tar
and then use
tar xvf <file_name>.tar


for installation you can also use yum for CetOs/Fedora or apt-get for Ubuntu

EG:as root or admin
yum install mrtg
I think you are right .
I have followed following steps.
first i went to software directory in my case /tmp
i rename the file mrtg.tar.gz to mrtg.tar
run tar xvf mrtg.tar
It has created mrtg-2.16.3 directory in my /tmp
What would be the next step.
i think i need to run install-sh .
(Just a thought in my mind If the file was not compressed then you the original site has file with gz extention.Being new to linux installation i found this little tricky Can u please solve my doubt)
After running install-sh it says

Quote:
[ mrtg-2.16.3]# ./install-sh
install: no input file specified

Please find the content of mrtg-2.16.3
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[ mrtg-2.16.3]# ls -ltr
total 500
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 863 Feb 26 2002 COPYRIGHT
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 17976 Feb 26 2002 COPYING
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 537 Feb 26 2002 THANKS
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1003 1001 729 Feb 26 2002 mkinstalldirs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1003 1001 5598 Feb 26 2002 install-sh
drwxr-xr-x 2 1003 1001 4096 May 23 2003 images
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 1639 Dec 5 2003 config.h.in
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 543 Jan 7 2004 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 446 Nov 19 2005 get_ver.awk
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 1642 Sep 13 2006 MANIFEST
drwxr-xr-x 73 1003 1001 4096 Oct 10 2006 contrib
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 8295 Mar 11 2007 Makefile.Win32
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 9468 Mar 11 2007 Makefile.NetWare
drwxr-xr-x 2 1003 1001 4096 May 4 2009 translate
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 106561 Jan 20 15:36 CHANGES
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 7279 Jan 20 15:38 configure.in
-rwxr-xr-x 1 1003 1001 174028 Jan 20 15:38 configure
-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 5626 Jan 20 16:14 Makefile.in
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 11 13:08 lib
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 11 13:13 src
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 11 13:13 doc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 11 13:13 bin

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Old 03-11-2010, 02:54 AM   #9
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First Read the file

-rw-r--r-- 1 1003 1001 543 Jan 7 2004 README

then follow the steps
 
  


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