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Old 10-25-2010, 04:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs down macbuntu


I have downloaded a tar file for Macbuntu extracted it and followed all instructions from the read me section to no avail.i have never been able to install a tar file-why do they even exist?
 
Old 10-25-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Tar is for taking many files and making 1 file from it. Sometimes it is combined with a compressor such as bzip or gzip. Tar is quite useful.

What errors are you encountering during installation? You didn't provide any information other than you dislike tar files. Reading the readme provided with macbuntu lists the steps for installing it. They seem to be pretty easy and straightforward.

Code:
1.2 Command line method

Open a terminal and type the following commands:

$ wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.10/v2.3/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz
$ tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -C /tmp
$ cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/
$ ./install.sh
Where are you encountering an error?

I assume you're using this macbuntu:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/

Last edited by sag47; 10-26-2010 at 02:41 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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the message i receive is old option g requires an argument.I tried help and usage and get a thousand lines of i dont know what.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
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Give us the exact commands you're using to initiate the installer.

Also you may want to note from the readme:
Quote:
Attention!
Prompt is displayed in this file, just to be able to quickly locate interesting commands.
Please do not copy the prompt character $, because the terminal will display an error, for example:
the displayed command is "$ cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/" but the real is "cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/" a command without prompt
Here's one big command do to the whole install...
Code:
wget https://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/macbuntu/macbuntu-10.10/v2.3/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -O /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz && tar xzvf /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10.tar.gz -C /tmp && cd /tmp/Macbuntu-10.10/ && ./install.sh
Provided in the readme.

Last edited by sag47; 10-26-2010 at 12:09 PM.
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:33 PM   #5
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it worked by using the one long command.thanks for your reply and patience.i like macbuntu so far.
 
  


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