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Old 05-11-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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Problem with Un-compresing a file


Hi I have downloaded a file from net as I needed a particular RPM for some purpose,so the package that I received was LATEST-IS-2.14.17.
When I run a file command on this file it gives the following output
LATEST-IS-2.14.17: gzip compressed data, from Unix.I want to extract the files from this one and install the RPM on the machine.I dont understand how to proceed from here.
Can someone help me out or suggest what needs to be done?

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Old 05-11-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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gunzip LATEST-IS-2.14.17

Run the file cmd again if you only get one file output, so we know what we're dealing with.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 03:57 AM   #3
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Hi Chris,
As per your suggestion I ran the command I got the following output.

gunzip LATEST-IS-2.14.17
gunzip: LATEST-IS-2.14.17: unknown suffix -- ignored

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
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Hi Chris,
As per your suggestion I ran the command I got the following output.

gunzip LATEST-IS-2.14.17
gunzip: LATEST-IS-2.14.17: unknown suffix -- ignored

Regards,
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You can sufix the .gz to this
ie command will be # gunzip LATEST-IS-2.14.17.gz
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:29 AM   #5
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No,its still not working I wasnt unable to un-zip the file.Is there any other way out.

Ajit
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:33 AM   #6
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The file has no extension, you need to rename it as .gz, then uncompress it. The gzip tool is a bit picky about that..
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:49 AM   #7
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gunzip LATEST-IS-2.14.17

Run the file cmd again if you only get one file output, so we know what we're dealing with.
When I suffixed the file with .gz and than ran the gunzip LATEST-IS-2.14.17.gz command and later I ran the file coonad on this than I get the following output LATEST-IS-2.14.17: tar archive,but I dont understand where is the rpm file in this.Please let know if I have misunderstood something.

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Old 05-11-2009, 05:50 AM   #8
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The actual name of the file should be ORBit2-2.14.17.tar.gz. The file you have downloaded has been put there just as a reference to the latest version. Either download ORBit2-2.14.17.tar.gz or do simply:
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tar zxvf LATEST-IS-2.14.17
 
Old 05-11-2009, 05:52 AM   #9
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but I dont understand where is the rpm file in this.Please let know if I have misunderstood something.
Actually, you got the source code. But since the tarball contains a .spec file, you can try to build the RPM from source by yourself.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 06:02 AM   #10
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The actual name of the file should be ORBit2-2.14.17.tar.gz. The file you have downloaded has been put there just as a reference to the latest version. Either download ORBit2-2.14.17.tar.gz or do simply:
Code:
tar zxvf LATEST-IS-2.14.17
Ok Now when I ran the command as per your suggestion the files are unzipped but to actually install the rpm I cannot find the .rpm file in the unzipped files.I want to run a particular command once I install the .rpm file but as the rpm file is not istalled it says that the command is not found.

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Old 05-11-2009, 06:08 AM   #11
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As per my previous post you have either to compile from source or to build the RPM by yourself (which implies compiling from source).
 
Old 05-11-2009, 06:22 AM   #12
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Oh thanks.Can you tell me how can I build a rpm from here in short or is there any link that can properly guide me fron here.

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Old 05-11-2009, 06:37 AM   #13
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You can try (as root)
Code:
rpmbuild -tb ORBit2-2.14.17.tar.gz
 
Old 05-11-2009, 06:43 AM   #14
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Smile rpmbuild command not found

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You can try (as root)
Code:
rpmbuild -tb ORBit2-2.14.17.tar.gz
D Sorry but when I run the command rpmbuild even as root it does not execute and says bash: rpmbuild: command not found.

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Old 05-11-2009, 07:02 AM   #15
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You have to install it. Which linux distribution are you running on?

In any case, you can first try to compile it from source (the same will be done by the rpmbuild process) to see if you miss some dependency. Try
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./configure --prefix=/usr/local
if you don't get any error, try
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