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Old 08-27-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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Uncompress Utility...


Seems to be missing from my FC2 install (as well as compress)... the help pages are there (man uncompress/compress works fine) but the actual files are missing. Can't seem to figure out where to get them from... any ideas??

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Old 08-27-2004, 04:46 AM   #2
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Most (if not all) standard utilities in Linux are actually a part of the GNU Operating system (Linux itself is technically just the kernel). Try looking at http://www.gnu.org/

You might also like to try http://www.freshmeat.net/ which is a good source of information on programming projects generally.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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I have a program, steam in this case, that errors out and says "sh: line 1: uncompress: command not found". Is there a way to make it so that when the program looks for uncompress it actually runs a different command? I have found quite a few compression utilities. I figured, since this program used it, that the command 'uncompress' would be a common thing and I could find it and download it. That doesn't seem to be the case.

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JB (noob)
 
Old 08-28-2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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Nevermind... I just put in "ln -s gunzip uncompress" and it worked fine. That was noobness.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 07:26 AM   #5
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I am a complete noob with linux and am trying to learn just to do some things with CS:Source...
I have fedora 3 installed and when trying to install the dedicated server for Source I get the same error.
When I try to do a ln -s gunzip uncompress it doesnt work.
If I do that in the /bin folder it says permission denied.

Can I get detailed instructions on how to create the symbolic link for uncompress to gunzip (permanantly).

Thanks
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:07 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by BeetleFart
. . .
When I try to do a ln -s gunzip uncompress it doesnt work.
If I do that in the /bin folder it says permission denied.
. . .
You need to do this from a command prompt:
Code:
su
<enter superuser (e.g., root) password at prompt>
cd /bin
ln -s gunzip uncompress
exit
The reason that you get a "permission denied" message is because only "root" (by default, and I would recomend not changing the default) can make changes to the /bin directory.

Note that if you have ~/bin in your path (where ~ means your home directory) you can make the change for yourself alone by (NOT in superuser mode):
Code:
cd ~/bin
ln -s /bin/gunzip uncompress
To see what your path is, just
Code:
echo $PATH
Oh, if you're linking gunzip to uncompress, you might want to consider also linking gzip to compress.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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Thank you for the help..
WIll try it now.
 
  


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