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Old 04-18-2002, 08:18 AM   #1
twelve71
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Question Nautilus File Associations (zip/tar/gz)


[I posted this to the general list but got no response, wondered if it really belonged here...]

Several times now, over the past 2 years or so, I install the latest version of redhat (5.1, 6.2, 7.0 and now 7.2) struggle away for a few weeks, do something that kills my install and give up and go back to windows.

I'm /determined/ not to give up this time !

All is well, with my install at the moment, I'm developing with java just fine and sussed the whole SSH thing out so I could talk to SourceForge. My main problem at the moment (*) is a really niggly one.

The /last/ time I used Linux, I was using Gnome and the Gnome File Manager. When I clicked on a zip/tar/gz file, I got the contents graphically. Since I put RH7.2 on (with Nautilus) my archive files have the right icon, but clicking gives me nothing. I've found the file association dialog, but I don't know what to associate the files with. Obviously it's not "unzip" since I'm not looking to unzip the file, just browse it.

Did I miss a config step when I installed, or is there some magic way to get my file associations working now ?

Thanks in advance,

Alan
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(*) My other problem is at the other end of the spectrum and it's getting my NT box to see my linux box, which I understand involves "samba". I ticked the box to install it, but don't know where to go from there.... but that's another post :-)
 
Old 04-19-2002, 10:57 AM   #2
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You will probably have a program called archiver installed. If you select that in the file-associations box you should be away.

(* - the file you want to be editing for Samba is /etc/samba/smb.conf, but you're right - that's another thread.)

Oh, BTW, if you wanted to get your question back to the top of the 'new questions' list, rather than post another thread with the same question, just post a reply to your original one. This often works better because you're then not double posting.

Oh, where are my manners. Since this is effectively your first post (the two were the same?), Welcome to LQ.
 
Old 04-20-2002, 04:27 PM   #3
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You will probably have a program called archiver installed. If you select that in the file-associations box you should be away.
Thanks. I'll give that a try :-)

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(* - the file you want to be editing for Samba is /etc/samba/smb.conf, but you're right - that's another thread.)
Indeed :-) I'll get the zip files working and then worry about Samba...

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Oh, BTW, if you wanted to get your question back to the top of the 'new questions' list, rather than post another thread with the same question, just post a reply to your original one. This often works better because you're then not double posting.
No problem, I just wondered if I'd put it in the wrong forum. I'll try not to double-post again.

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Oh, where are my manners. Since this is effectively your first post (the two were the same?), Welcome to LQ.
Thanks ! I expect to work you guys hard over the next wee while. Hopefully one day I'll be able to answer questions instead of just asking them :-)

--Alan
 
Old 04-21-2002, 04:44 AM   #4
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[B]You will probably have a program called archiver installed. If you select that in the file-associations box you should be away.
Hi,

I just did a find for archiver and I'm getting no such file or directory. Did I miss an RPM ?

Alan
 
Old 04-22-2002, 06:08 AM   #5
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What do you mean, you're getting 'no such file or directory'?

How are you running it? Did you install the RPM file from the CD? What happens when you type archiver from the command line?
 
Old 04-22-2002, 07:57 AM   #6
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RPM, what RPM ?

Hi Thymox,

What do you mean, you're getting 'no such file or directory'?

When I do "find -r . archiver" from "/" as root, I get "no such file or directory".

How are you running it? What happens when you type archiver from the command line?

Can't remember the actual message, but basically nothing.

Did you install the RPM file from the CD?

I used GnoRPM to try and locate which RPM might have "archiver" in it, but came up blank. Can you tell what the RPM I'm looking for would be ? I also tried google, but "archiver" is a pretty generic term and I couldn't get a set of search terms which helped...

In the meantime, I *did* find gxTar which has at least let me view archives graphically while I try to find "archiver".

Alan
p.s. I played with Samba and got smbclient to see my Windows share, but so far win2K shows the linux box in network neighbourhood, but won't let me connect to it.... Progress !
 
  


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