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Old 03-09-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
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Question Solaris 8 gzip issues- cannot gzip -d lynx


Hello-

I am running Solaris 8 on a SPARC Station 10 (NOT an Ultra). I am attempting to gunzip lynx. I did an FTP get from a sunfreeware.com ftp mirror site. I downloaded it to /tmp. When I attempt to gunzip the lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local.gz, I get a file with the same name, but no extension. It is not a package, not a directory, and not a binary. I can do nothing with it. I have tried gunzip with different options like -v, -r. I have also tried gzip -d to decompress.
When I issue an ls -la on my /tmp folder, I get this:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root other 2756608 Mar 9 12:30 lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-loca
l
drwxr-xr-x 2 root other 132 Mar 9 11:56 lynx_temp
#

I am issuing all commands as root.

Can anyone help?


Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 03-09-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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...I get a file with the same name, but no extension. It is not a package, not a directory, and not a binary ...
It is normal; and lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local is the name of the package

Can you try "pkgadd -d lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local" in /tmp directory. If it didn't install the package, please post the error message(s) and the output of "file lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local"
 
Old 03-10-2005, 09:37 PM   #3
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Thanks, Technopark. I will try the pkgadd with the directory option and see what happens.
What did you mean by "and the output of "file lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local""?


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Old 03-10-2005, 11:50 PM   #4
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What did you mean by "and the output of "file lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local""?
file command can be used to find the file type. some examples:

% file /usr/lib/libCstd.so.1
/usr/lib/libCstd.so.1: ELF 32-bit LSB dynamic lib 80386 Version 1, dynamically linked, not stripped, no debugging information available

% file lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local
lynx-2.8.5-sol8-sparc-local: package datastream
 
Old 03-13-2005, 03:17 PM   #5
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Talking It worked!

Hello Technopark-

Thanks!

The pkgadd -d command worked like a charm and now I can surf in gorgeous command line format!
Funny thing, that file was a package without the .pkg extension!


Thanks for your help.
-Mike
 
  


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