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Old 02-12-2002, 06:21 PM   #1
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How do you uncompress something?


Trying to install the new netscape but I can't get it uncompressed.
I just installed Linux and have no clue.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 06:23 PM   #2
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more info on what type of file it is would be helpful.. tgz, tar.gz.. rpm.. etc.. and you might want to search the site as this is asked billions of times about installing files.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 06:25 PM   #3
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if i remember correctly, netscape comes with a binary installer that will download and install it for you. ...you can uncompress the file you already downloaded using

gunzip filename.gz

or

tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz

depending on the extension.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 07:12 PM   #4
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If bz2

tar xvfy filename.tar.bz2
worked for me.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 10:43 PM   #5
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OK now I'm lost. When I double click the netscape it says Nautilus doen't have anything to un compress it.
The extension on the end of it is installer.tar.gz.
Man this isn't windows for sure.
But I do like it. I just need to figure this out.
Thanx for the help guys
 
Old 02-12-2002, 10:47 PM   #6
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you have to manually do this:

tar xzvf ./installer.tar.gz

then it will uncompress.. etc etc... into a new directory.. then you should be able to cd into the new directory.. and view the README and INSTALL files for directions to install.
 
Old 02-12-2002, 10:51 PM   #7
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So are you saying it has already unzipped somewhere?
 
Old 02-13-2002, 12:24 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by wings9191
So are you saying it has already unzipped somewhere?
not unless you already unzipped it..
did you perform what i mentioned above.. if so, you should find a new directory named after the xxxxx.tar.gz file you unzipped. then inside that directory you will find a INSTALL or README file that will tell you how to install the package/program correctly.

-trickykid
 
Old 02-13-2002, 12:36 AM   #9
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Ok I'm sorry to sound so clueless but I am.
Where do I manually do the tar xzvf ./installer.tar.gz?
And I do appreciate your help.
Thanx jay
 
  


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