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currently I am a brand new Linux user. I am used to double clicking .exe files in Windows. I just installed Ubuntu 10.04. Everytime that i tried this command tar -xvzf xbmc-9.11.tar.gz i get this error message? xbmc-9.11.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
what does this means or what else should i try? Please help. Thanks
i've saved the file in desktop?????
Last edited by cyanide0007; 07-18-2010 at 08:50 AM.
i get this error message? xbmc-9.11.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
It means it can't find the file where you said it would be.
That's because it is on your Desktop.
Try: tar -xvzf /home/cyanide/Desktop/xbmc-9.11.tar.gz
But you shouldn't need to untar files with ubuntu 10.04.
Your package manager (Synaptic, Under System.... Administration) should handle installation of software for you. This is generally much easier than windows.
If you need to install from source, try a search on ubuntu install from source.
If you just want to see what is in the tar archive, you can double-click it in your file manager, you will be offered the option to extract it, or view individual files.
xbmc-9.11.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
It means the file is not where it is supposed to be, that is in the current working directory. First try to determine where the file has been actually downloaded. For example check the Desktop or the Downloads directory, then from a terminal you have to change (enter in)to that directory.
i've saved the file in desktop?????
If you see it on your desktop, yes. Just open a terminal and issue the following commands:
In the list of files you should see the xbmc archive.
As a last resort you can try to locate it using the find command, but first check the standard locations (as mentioned above).
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First, see if the program isn't available using the packagemanager.
if not, make sure to use a trusted site to download the file.
Make sure you are in the same directory, as the directory containing the file you want to extract.
If you do
do you see the file?
If not, cd to the directory where you downloaded the file.
cyanide0007, why would you install from *.tar? It is not the way to install software in DEB-distros like Ubuntu. You better just don't install programs this way. You can either use Synaptic to install from repositories or learn how to use 'apt-get' program in console.
But you shouldn't need to untar files with ubuntu 10.04. Your package manager (Synaptic, Under System.... Administration) should handle installation of software for you. This is generally much easier than windows.
+1 from me. Here is a step-by-step guide. Maybe a better starting point.
First step is to search for readme files. They usually contain the instructions what to do. There is a README.osx that you (more than likely) can read with gedit (the default editor in the graphical environment); this will however probably contains osx specific instructions.
What you have is source code and it needs compiling. In Ubuntu, you more than likely need to install some stuff from the repositories (compilers and something more) before you can do so; I'm unfortunately not sure what exactly needs to be installed.
Distribution: pclos2016, Slack14.1 Deb Jessie, + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
... what do i do next ?...
svn co https://xbmc.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/xbmc/trunk/ XBMC
( The xbmc-9.11 you got may be an alpha version ?
With 765 MB code, better be sure it is as perfect as possible.)
.. next install all the dependencies ( about 67 packages ),
and read some documentation.
thanx for ur help
now am facing another problm,i saved xbmc-9.11 in my dsktop,
now der is a LOCK symbol on dat folder n wen i try to delet it,
"Error removing file: Permission denied"
comes y? dis is happening?
plz help me!!
Did you search the Synaptic Package Manager for your software ?
The link suggested in Post number 6 will save you from troubles.
sir i tried watever u told,but am gettin dis
cyanide0007@ubuntu:~$ cd /home/cyanide0007/Desktop/xbmc
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
cyanide0007@ubuntu:~/Desktop/xbmc$ sudo -s
root@ubuntu:~/Desktop/xbmc# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.