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Old 11-26-2001, 04:22 PM   #1
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Help Please..complete newbie.


Last friday I finally got a test machine to run linux on
I've successfully loaded on Caldera and KDE. Today mounted
floppy drive and CDRom. Now problem I have the LinuxFormat CD and want to get at the goodies on it. I am trying to use this command but it doesn't seem to work.

tar xjf /mnt/cdrom/Desktop/KOffice/koffice-1.1.tar.bz2
cd koffice-1.1
./configure
make
su-c"make install"

I get messages like so

tar:invalid option -- j

{and also the same with f}

Please help!!!
 
Old 11-26-2001, 04:30 PM   #2
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try
tar -Ixvf /mnt/cdrom/Desktop/KOffice/koffice-1.1.tar.bz2

I: to run the file through bunzip2
x: extract
v: verbose
f: file
 
Old 11-26-2001, 04:40 PM   #3
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I've tried that but now it brings up..

tar: invalid option -- I

any ideas?
 
Old 11-26-2001, 04:43 PM   #4
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just do it separtely

bunzip2 thatfile.bz2
tar xvf thatfile.tar
 
Old 11-26-2001, 04:54 PM   #5
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Sorry to be a pain

OK
tried the first line and got the message
Cant create output file
tried the second line and got the message
hmm,this doesn't look like a tar archive

----------I am a 'complete newbie' so I apologise for any questions
that may seem completely stupid------------
 
Old 11-26-2001, 05:03 PM   #6
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i'd guess you're a non-root user trying to do something where they shouldn't, assuming you're allowed to... change to root with 'su' OR copy the file to your /hom/username directory
 
Old 11-26-2001, 05:14 PM   #7
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Cheers Mate

Thanks your a star.

{I was trying to create it my CDrom...ooops}

Anyway thanks.
 
Old 11-27-2001, 04:36 AM   #8
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the command you are using will try and write the extracted file onto the cd itself.. which aint possible so either copy the file someplace or change the output directory,...
 
  


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