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Old 02-11-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
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how do i install .tar.bz2 files on ubuntu?


i have ubuntu 5.04 and i am trying to install a different media player from totem since i cant find codecs for it and i downloaded a media player and its a .tar.bz2 and the full filename is "MPlayer-1.0pre7try2.tar.bz2" so i tried the command i got told 2 before and i got errors with it so what command do i use to install them help is appreciated, ive asked so many questions recently but i need to learn so please help me do so

thanks in advanced
- Kriogenic
 
Old 02-11-2006, 08:08 AM   #2
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argh please help me some one
 
Old 02-11-2006, 08:14 AM   #3
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why dont you just use apt-get? it will auto install any thing you need.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 08:19 AM   #4
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i would say that helped but it didnt cause im new to linux and dunno how to use it!
 
Old 02-11-2006, 08:26 AM   #5
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you _could_ use google, or read the ubuntu documentation.

apt-get install <name of what you want>

that simple.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 08:38 AM   #6
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that simple and im just that noobed so they go together so im safe

simple and i still cant do it i got errors

Code:
root@Kriogenic:/home/kriogenic # apt-get install http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0pre7try2.tar.bz2
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package http:
root@Kriogenic:/home/kriogenic #
at first i thought it cause i was in root but it isnt and i know the files there cause i downloaded it ne help?

Last edited by kriogenic; 02-11-2006 at 08:41 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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it would be more like

apt-get install mplayer

there are repositories that host all the packages.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 06:52 PM   #8
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yeah i just tried that and it didnt work said it couldnt find package ....
 
Old 02-11-2006, 07:14 PM   #9
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mplayer isn't in the standard repositories, add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list

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deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
Then run apt-get update

and then you can install mplayer by doing this

apt-get install mplayer-586
 
Old 02-11-2006, 07:54 PM   #10
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locosway i did what u told me to and when i ran apt-gt update i got this error at the end

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Reading package lists... Done
W: GPG error: ftp://ftp.nerim.net sid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 07DC563D1F41B907W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
sorry for my noobyness and thanks for you all trying to help me out much appreciated
 
Old 02-14-2006, 07:31 AM   #11
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well, run apt-get update, just like it suggests you to.

if that doesn't help you can tar -xjvf file.tar.bz2 and install it manually - there might be a readme or install help file in there somewhere
however, you might want to check out "man tar", as I'm not certain about the -xjvf option

but first of all, calm down. have a cup of tea :-)
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:26 AM   #12
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Look here:

http://www.oldskoolphreak.com/tfiles/hack/ubuntu.txt
 
  


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