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Old 08-21-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
fictos
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Problems unzipping tar.bz2


I'm trying to unzip a tar.bz2 file via a tar command. I've searched this forum and tried everything people sugested:

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2
I get "tar: bzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory"

tar --bzip2 -xvf filename.tar.bz2
I get "tar: bzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory"

bunzip2 filename.tar.bz2
I get "bash: command not found"

Any ideas on how i can get this problem solved?

TIA
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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Strange that bzip2 wouldn't already be there...

Have you tried the following (assuming you're using apt-get):
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
That is of course if you have high-speed internet access. If not, then try this:
Code:
apt-get install bzip2
 
Old 08-21-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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"apt-get install bzip2" solved my problem, however I thought basic net-istall of sarge came with bzip2, but i guess not.
Nothing happened when i did the "update" and "upgrade" commands, btw.

Thanks alot for your help.
 
  


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