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Old 03-22-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Angry Need to know how to install Linux-508.tar


I have downloaded the above .tar, but, since I do not install .tar files on a regular basis, I cannot remember how to do it. It is the Adobe reader file and I wish they made it as a rpm file instead!!!
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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tar -xvf Linux-508.tar

This will unpack it.

You then want to copy the ~/Acrobat5/Browsers/intellinux/nppdf.so file to the plugins directory for your browser.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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Make sure the tar file in in a directory with write and execute permissions.
Execute the command:
tar xvf Linux-508.tar

This will probably either expand into a Linux-508 subdirectory, or into a readme file and an install program.

If it is an install program, it will probably have a .bin or .run extension to let you know. In that case make sure the executable permission bit is set.

If it is a subdirectory, there will be a README and an INSTALL document you can read for instructions.
 
Old 03-22-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks, forgot to mention that.

There is an INSTALL file when it is unpacked.

Run ./INSTALL , agree to the licence and off you go.

You can install it into your home directory if you like, other than that you will have to be root.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 05:56 PM   #5
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I tried to unpack the .tar file and all I got was "NO SUCH COMMAND". All my downloads show in the dialog box accessed through the home directory. Now, how do I go from there and where do I go to unpack this .tar file, which is not compressed.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 06:03 PM   #6
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What distribution do you use and do you have tar installed?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 08:48 PM   #7
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To Kovacs: I use SuSe 9, and right now my .tar files are sitting in a directory called "home". I have two .tar files, but have found that rpm's are a lot easier to install. No I do not have either installed, however SuSe is supposed to allow that to happen, if you speak programmer language, as far as I can see. There is no intelligent method to install .tar in either the manual or online!
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:08 PM   #8
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OldSarge, can you copy and paste the commands you are using along with the output into your next post here, so we can see what's going on.

This has to be done from a command line, not from a GUI filemanager.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:17 PM   #9
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I have been trying to unpack the file "tar-linux.508.tar" in the console or icon of the monitor with the shell on it. Actual command I have been trying to use is tar-xvf Linux-508.tar.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:30 PM   #10
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And what is the exact error message?
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:48 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by OldSarge
I have been trying to unpack the file "tar-linux.508.tar" in the console or icon of the monitor with the shell on it. Actual command I have been trying to use is tar-xvf Linux-508.tar.
You need a space between the tar and the -xvf. You don't actually need the - .

tar xvf linux.508.tar (As has been already been mentioned.)

Is it Linux-508.tar or linux.508.tar or what?? You have to be exact.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 09:50 PM   #12
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If I enter tar-xvf Linux-508.tar the error is "command not found"!! I get the same error if I enter the command as tar-xzvf Linux-508.tar. I have been using the Konsole/shell.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:03 PM   #13
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Are you not getting that you need a white space in between the tar and the -xzvf? Like this:

tar -xzvf Linux-508.tar

*not*

tar-xzvf Linux-508.tar

Also, tar files are compressed archives like zip files.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 10:29 PM   #14
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And the loop continues....

Edit: He doesn't need the z argument. It's not zipped, just tarred.

Last edited by itsjustme; 03-23-2004 at 10:31 PM.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 09:01 AM   #15
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Try /bin/tar
 
  


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