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Old 03-02-2010, 08:22 AM   #76
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I pressed ENTER instead of TAB. This is what I got with TAB. Sorry about that.
Now it means that shell has found the firefox you downloaded in your home folder

now after pressing enter does it again say the same thing ?
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:22 AM   #77
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You didn't understand what I said !!!!!!!!!!!!

I just told you to type this tar -xf fire , then press TAB if the whole name comes to the prompt automatically, the press enter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$ tar -xf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2
tar: bzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$



OK. I just did that, and got the above.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:26 AM   #78
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That means that you do not have bzip2 installed.

It is the program that encodes and decodes the ".bz2" compression.

And if you didn't ask so many questions in one thread, you wouldn't be bombarded by so many posts like this.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:27 AM   #79
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shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$ tar -xf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2
tar: bzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$



OK. I just did that, and got the above.
Is it possible you don't have bzip2 installed?

Try this:
Code:
sudo apt-get install bzip2
then do the above commands again.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:28 AM   #80
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While you're at it, try "sudo apt-get install firefox".
 
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shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$ tar -xf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2
tar: bzip2: Cannot exec: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$
I am really surprised at the outputting you are getting !!

To verify the command , just now I downloaded firefox from the link I showed you, and then issued the above command , it worked perfectly !!!!
 
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And I wonder what half-assed Linux distribution wouldn't have bzip2 by default? Maybe it's a path problem.
 
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Reply to post # 75 !
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:31 AM   #84
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For knowing the version of Linux distribution:
Code:
uname -a && cat /etc/*release

shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$ uname -a && cat/etc*/release
Linux andLinux 2.6.22.18-co-0.7.4 #1 PREEMPT Wed Apr 15 18:57:39 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
bash: cat/etc*/release: No such file or directory
shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$


Thank you!!
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:34 AM   #85
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shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$ uname -a && cat/etc*/release
Linux andLinux 2.6.22.18-co-0.7.4 #1 PREEMPT Wed Apr 15 18:57:39 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
bash: cat/etc*/release: No such file or directory
shimonbenyaakov@andLinux:~$
Code:
uname -a && cat /etc/*release
There is a space between cat and /etc/*release . Type it carefully please
 
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It's

cat etc/*release

not

cat/etc*/release

"cat" is a command.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 08:36 AM   #87
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Is it possible you don't have bzip2 installed?

Try this:
Code:
sudo apt-get install bzip2
then do the above commands again.

This made things happen. I will now attempt to install Firefox again. THANK YOU!!
 
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You didn't reply to post# 85. You are testing my patience now !!
 
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This made things happen. I will now attempt to install Firefox again. THANK YOU!!
Try "sudo apt-get install firefox". If it works, you don't need to manually install Firefox!

AND PLEASE DO NOT ASK SO MANY QUESTIONS IN ONE THREAD!
 
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Here's something I found:

http://www.andlinux.org/

It's not a Linux distro! It's Linux running in Windows!
 
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