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Old 09-29-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
jumpmansbro
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Tarball does not uncompress in Debian 5.0


Upon attempting to uncompress a tarball with
Code:
tar jzvf firefox-3.5.3.tar.bz2
, the terminal complains, "tar: Conflicting compression options". No idea what to do. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 04:08 AM   #2
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You want xjvf, not jzvf -- j is for uncompressing bzip2 files (which you have) and z is for uncompressing gzip files, so like the message says, those options conflict. Likewise, you need to tell tar to extract the file with the x flag.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 04:12 AM   #3
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Code:
tar -xjvf firefox-3.5.3.tar.bz2
edit: didnt see the above post

Last edited by mobinskariya; 09-29-2009 at 04:13 AM.
 
Old 09-29-2009, 04:30 AM   #4
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EDIT: Never mind, I got it.

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