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Old 03-24-2004, 10:42 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by mako747
Try /bin/tar
While that is a perfectly legitimate way to run the tar command, if you'll read the other posts here, you'll see that it doesn't make much sense in this thread.

Edit: Oh, I see you were the first responder, but my point still stands about your last post. This guy would simply try /bin/tar-xvf-linux.508.tar, or something similar.



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Old 03-26-2004, 03:44 PM   #17
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To all: I thank you for what you have said so far, but I keep getting error readings, or no such file or command exists. I cannot even get it unpack, consistently, although I once did, but I could not get it function. Isn't there some kind of manual that clearly does more than define what the terms mean, as Suse's does? There has to be a way to learn how to unpack and install .tar or .tar.gz files consistently!!!!!
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:00 PM   #18
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It really isn't that difficult

What exactly are you typing and what exactly are the error messages?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:13 PM   #19
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Here I have downloaded the adobe acrobat file and placed it in a directory called adobe under my home directory...

brad@brad:~/adobe$ ls
linux-508.tar.gz

This is a tar.gz file so I will use the following command.....

tar xvzf linux-508.tar.gz

If it was just a tar file i would use tar xvf linux-508.tar

here is what happens....

brad@brad:~/adobe$ tar xvzf linux-508.tar.gz
./COMMON.TAR
./INSTALL
./LICREAD.TXT
./LINUXRDR.TAR
./MANIFEST
./README
brad@brad:~/adobe$

The INSTALL file should already be executable...
I then run ./INSTALL and it executes. It brings up a licence agreement, hit your space bar until you get to the bottom and accept the licence. It will then ask where you want to install it.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:16 PM   #20
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To Mako: My home directory is where I get Tar./home/oldsarge/linux-508.tar. and when clicked on all I get is no such command or directory. What should I enter in the monitor w/shell, to get it to respond with something other than error readings? Or where should I enter the string as you see it? I have no knowledge of .tar nor .tar.gz, to get it to work, beyond the fact they are file types.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:26 PM   #21
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Ok. You have to open a terminal window and type in the command that I posted.

The terminal window will drop you in your home directory, type "ls" to make sure that the file is there and then run the command.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 05:45 PM   #22
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To Mako: The terminal IS the one I have been using to type into and all I still get is either NO SUCH COMMAND or Directory.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:04 PM   #23
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OldSarge...
You aren't giving us the exact details we need.
Take a look at this and tell us if that is something like what you are seeing in your terminal:

http://home.earthlink.net/~bennies1/adobe.jpg

Also:
What distribution are using? SuSE? Red Hat? Mandrake? etc...
What window manager are you using? KDE? Gnome? WindowMaker? etc...
Which terminal program are you launching to type in the commands that everyone is showing you here? aterm? xterm? gnome-terminal? etc...

Edit: Can you type in gimp and take a screenshot?


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Old 03-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #24
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OldSarge,

Try this. Open up your browser and then open up a terminal next to it.

On the browser, get to the Post a Reply text entry area of this thread.

Go back to the terminal.

Type in the tar command and watch for the error message about 'no command found'.

Now, move your mouse until the cursor is at the top left inside of your terminal.

Click and hold down the left mouse button and move the mouse until the cursor is at the bottom right of the terminal

Take your finger off the left mouse button. All the text should now be highlighted.

Move the mouse until the cursor is in the text area of the text input area of the reply and then click your middle mouse button.

Now, all the text you highlighted should appear in your reply to this thread and then we can see exactly what's up?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:25 PM   #25
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To Its just me and mako: I happen to be on the browser already, to make the reply as you suggest means I have to go off the browser and do whatever. I am so discouraged right now, I am going to just have to let it go, and go out to dinner, and then when I come back, try again. Ironically, I have local people who just do not seem interested in helping anyone learn Linux!!
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:12 PM   #26
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Well, don't get too discouraged. It takes time to figure most of this stuff out.
It seems you still need to learn some basic stuff.
 
  


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