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Old 06-14-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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untarring question


I have a problem. When I installed Mandrake 9.2 I could install stuff fine. Just doing tar xvzf filename.tar.gz but now when I try it I just get a new command line it does hot untar anything?? Any suggestions?? I can't do to much without being able to untar....Thanks
 
Old 06-14-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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If it wasn't removed (or broken) it should still work. Do you get tar's help screen when you run 'tar --help'?
 
Old 06-14-2004, 10:05 PM   #3
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Yes I do get the tar menu when I type tar --help
 
Old 06-15-2004, 01:50 PM   #4
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So maybe try to unpack it in two steps. Choose any .tar.gz file you have and run
gunzip filename.tar.gz
The result should be filename.tar. Then untar
tar xvf filename.tar
 
Old 06-15-2004, 09:29 PM   #5
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I tried that and it does the same thing. I downloaded a .tar file and it worked fine to untar just anything with

.tar.gz comes back with an empty command line... but does not untar the file...
 
Old 06-15-2004, 10:33 PM   #6
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That would make it look like the problem is with the gunzip try gunzip --help or man gunzip.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 01:11 PM   #7
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thanks a lot for all the help. I finally got it working again. I had to download gzip again and reinstall it...
 
  


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