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Old 01-02-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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How you install file with TAR.BZ2 extension?.. thanks


Help...to whom it may concern

How do you install a file on Suse with an extension TAR.BZ2?
Step by step detail please... thanks
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:23 PM   #2
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thats most likely a source file

to extract:

tar -xvfjp whatever.tar.bz2

then you would have to compile it

I've never used Suse but I think most software is available from Yast or in rpm format you should try that first
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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Hey J... thanks but I'm getting this error message..

linux:/home/...66 # tar -xvfjp arson-0.9.8b1.tar.bz2
tar: jp: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

P.S. ..the file does exits in the directory..
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:43 PM   #4
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tar -xjvf arson-0.9.8b1.tar.bz2

The '-p' is unnecessary (even the '-v' is) and, while I thought they quit paying attention to it, having '-f' last is always a good idea. Looks like tar's taking the 'fjp' argument to mean a 'f'ile named 'jp'.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:45 PM   #5
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Instead of -xvfjp do -xjvf I'm not sure what the p does..
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:50 PM   #6
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thanks Digiot and RemusX2

Your suggestion work and it creasted an Arson Directory with a bunch of subdirectory.
Now what do I do too install the application?

I'm at this point on my screen... What do I do? thanks

arson/textfmt
arson/config.log
arson/subdirs
arson/exclude
arson/Makefile.am
arson/Makefile.in
arson/VERSION
arson/configure.files
arson/configure.in.in
arson/config.h.in
arson/arson.spec.in
arson/Makefile.cvs
arson/acinclude.m4
arson/stamp-h.in
arson/stamp-h1
arson/AUTHORS
arson/INSTALL
arson/arson.lsm
arson/ChangeLog
arson/COPYING
linux:/home/suse2166 #
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:56 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by suse2166

arson/INSTALL
Usually there's a README as well as an INSTALL, but those are the things to read (less I<tab>) to get you started. If any of it doesn't make sense or you encounter problems, post back.

'cd arson' first, of course.

Last edited by slakmagik; 01-02-2005 at 06:57 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:39 AM   #8
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What you downloaded is the source code for Arson. What you have to do is compile the program inorder to run. In a terminal change directories to the Arson folder; cd "where/arson/is"
then type the following commands
./configure
make
su -c 'make install'
<----- which will prompt the root password


I hope this helps. And just as digiot said, the readme and install documents usually lead you in the correct direction.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 07:02 AM   #9
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hey suse....

I think U done a small mistake.... make sure the file name correct... any single error or spelling mistake show such type of errors.... don't worry... retype the correct file name and path.... its easy....be patient and sure....

Hope this helps.....

with regds,
zameer ahmed syed... and give the rating...
 
Old 01-03-2005, 07:06 AM   #10
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oh i didn't saw Ur continuation..... Sorry .......

sometimes these mistakes may happened.....HA...HA....HA.....
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:54 PM   #11
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Thanks Zamer and RemusX2

I log into the Root directory and ran su -c 'make install"
application ran the install for Arson but I do not see an icon for Arson application on my desktop, program or anywhere on my machine. thanks
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:39 PM   #12
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Try going to a run command and typing arson. Or go into a terminal and type arson.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:48 PM   #13
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thanks RemusX2

I log into the root and this is the message I'm getting... thanks

linux:/home/suse2166 # arson
bash: arson: command not found
linux:/home/suse2166 # cd arson
linux:/home/suse2166/arson # arson
bash: arson: command not found
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:54 PM   #14
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Hmmm... I'll install it on my machine and see if there is any missing steps.... I'll get back to ya' before the nights end. Another note is you shouldn't have to log in as root to run the program, only to install it.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:55 PM   #15
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cool, thanks RemusX2
 
  


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