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Old 12-17-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
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tar problems!


Ok,here goes,installed Mandriva 2006,downloaded with Windows(modem problems in Mandriav) drivers for my ADSL Modem,put them on a smartcard, booted on mandriva,found my driver on remouvable device,now what do I have to do to unpack this thing so I can install it,its a TAR file,do I have to copy it in my documents,untar it in my documents?When I try to run TAR in a console it can't find the file?
Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Please, search the fora. This question is asked daily.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 12:09 PM   #3
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Browsed but didn't find the answer!
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:16 PM   #4
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You should run 'man tar' in a console to see all the options that can be supplied to tar.
When the file is untarred (in your home directory for example) there will probably be a README supplied.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 08:38 AM   #5
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If the file you downloaded is on your removable device, then maybe move it to your home directory and then untar it there. If you have space on the removable media, then you could untar it there if you wanted. Did you make sure to change to the directory where the file is, before running tar? Either that or specify the full path to the file when you run tar.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 02:42 AM   #6
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I transfered it to my home directory "documents" bye copying it and pasting it,is that OK? Then I will try to untar it.
Thanks for your help everyone!
Mike
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:40 PM   #7
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Basically, open a terminal, cd to the dir the tar file is in and use
tar -xvf <yourfile>
if it's a straight tar file.
If it's been gzipped (extension like .tgz or .tar.gz), use
tar -zxvf <yourfile>
and then examine what it produces. There's prob a README or something like that.
 
Old 12-20-2005, 01:56 AM   #8
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thanks for all your answers,finally made it work out!!!
Mike
 
  


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