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Old 05-02-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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need help with installing *.tar.bz2 files


hi guys,
I'm newbie in Linux, and I want to know how to instal files with file extention .tar.bz2
I have been serfing on internet, but I can't find "working" information
I'm running SuSE linux 10.1
my file is in directory:
/home/yberdo/dls/file.tar.bz2
and I'm writing i console:
~/dls$ tar xvjf filename.tar.bz2 and I get an answer:
bash: /home/yberdo/dls$: No such file or directory


I'm waiting for your answers,
Thanks.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #2
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You *might* need a dash in front of the xvjf, like this: tar -xvjf
Does that help? If not, try using the tar command with the FULL PATH to the file.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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in what for start writing full path?
just /home/ etc. ? or here is something more special?
 
Old 05-02-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Actually the dash is optional. Or at least it was optional on all the systems I've used tar on.

YberDo: Something tells me you're not *actually* copy/pasting the command you're giving and the error message you're receiving. Try copy/pasting that data.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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thanks guys,
now i know where was my problem thank you for answers
 
Old 05-02-2007, 03:29 PM   #6
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Well, where was it? Fill us in!
 
Old 05-03-2007, 04:23 AM   #7
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it was in my broken english and in my brains
i was trying to unpack file with bad file directory
now everything is fine.
btw maybe someone can write schemes for instaling tar.bz2?
that is what people need do after they unpac theyr files, becouse i think this is important for all newbies in linux.

one more time thanks
 
Old 05-03-2007, 04:49 AM   #8
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Well not every tarball file is going to be installed the same way. That's what the README and INSTALL files are for. If you're looking for an easier way to install programs you might want to try Fedora or one that has an easier package management system.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 05:28 AM   #9
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now i have another problem, maybe someone know hot to fix it?
thats the error:
configure: error: source directory already configured; run "make distclean" there first
maybe you know what i should do?

Last edited by YberDo; 05-03-2007 at 05:30 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 05:36 AM   #10
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Code:
make distclean
./configure
?
 
Old 05-03-2007, 05:41 AM   #11
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if i write only make distclean that's the error what i gave:

Code:
make: *** No rule to make target `distclean'.  Stop.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 09:54 AM   #12
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Try 'make clean' instead.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 11:54 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl
Try 'make clean' instead.
I tryed same error
Hmm.. I don't know what to do... maybe someone know the reason or how to fix it?
 
Old 05-03-2007, 01:45 PM   #14
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Then simply try to run

Code:
make
ans see if you get what you need. It'd be easier if you'd tell us where you obtained the tarball from.
 
Old 05-03-2007, 02:49 PM   #15
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ok i'll write whole code:
1) tar

Code:
tar xvjf /home/yberdo/dls/kdmtheme-1.1.3.tar.bz2

kdmtheme-1.1.3/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/kdmtheme.desktop
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/kdmtheme.cpp
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/Makefile.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/kdmthemeconfig.ui
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/kdmtheme.h
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/Makefile.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/Makefile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/.deps/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/.deps/kdmthemeconfig.P
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/.deps/kdmtheme.Plo
kdmtheme-1.1.3/src/.deps/kdmthemeconfig.Plo
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/mkinstalldirs
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/config.pl
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/Doxyfile.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/detect-autoconf.sh
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/Doxyfile.global
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/conf.change.pl
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/cvs-clean.pl
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/ChangeLog
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/depcomp
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/compile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/libtool.m4.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/bcheck.pl
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/config.guess
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/config.sub
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/debianrules
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/Makefile.common
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/ltmain.sh
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/am_edit
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/cvs.sh
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/configure.in.bot.end
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/configure.in.min
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/nmcheck
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/missing
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/acinclude.m4.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/install-sh
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/ylwrap
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/deps.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/detect-autoconf.pl
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/doxygen.sh
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/oldinclude.m4.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/admin/pkg.m4.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/en/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/en/index.docbook
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/en/Makefile.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/en/Makefile.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/en/Makefile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/Makefile.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/Makefile.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/doc/Makefile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/po/
kdmtheme-1.1.3/po/Makefile.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/po/Makefile.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/po/Makefile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/configure.files
kdmtheme-1.1.3/configure
kdmtheme-1.1.3/configure.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/AUTHORS
kdmtheme-1.1.3/configure.in.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/ChangeLog
kdmtheme-1.1.3/Makefile.cvs
kdmtheme-1.1.3/README
kdmtheme-1.1.3/TODO
kdmtheme-1.1.3/INSTALL
kdmtheme-1.1.3/Makefile.am
kdmtheme-1.1.3/COPYING
kdmtheme-1.1.3/NEWS
kdmtheme-1.1.3/stamp-h.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/acinclude.m4
kdmtheme-1.1.3/aclocal.m4
kdmtheme-1.1.3/config.log
kdmtheme-1.1.3/config.h.in
kdmtheme-1.1.3/subdirs
kdmtheme-1.1.3/libtool
kdmtheme-1.1.3/config.status
kdmtheme-1.1.3/Doxyfile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/Makefile
kdmtheme-1.1.3/kdmtheme.kdevelop
kdmtheme-1.1.3/config.h
kdmtheme-1.1.3/stamp-h1
kdmtheme-1.1.3/kdmtheme.spec
kdmtheme-1.1.3/Makefile.in
2)Configure
Code:
yberdo@linux-9pmm:~> /home/yberdo/kdmtheme-1.1.3/configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
configure: error: source directory already configured; run "make distclean" there first
3)Distclean
Code:
yberdo@linux-9pmm:~> make distclean
make: *** No rule to make target `distclean'.  Stop.
yberdo@linux-9pmm:~> make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
yberdo@linux-9pmm:~> make clean
make: *** No rule to make target `clean'.  Stop.
That's all
 
  


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