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Old 03-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Installing Apache Ant in AIX 6.1

I want to install Apache Ant on my AIX 6.1 Server and I'm facing some issues.

When I visit the link I did not understand the installation step for the files with the extention .tar.gz

The step is : .tar.gz - Uses the tar program to gather files together, and gzip to compress and uncompress.

Here how do I need to use the tar against the ant .tar.gz binary distribution and how do I use the gzip command against the file.

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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Can you carry heavy stuff?

Maybe you are in the wrong job!

HTH ;0)
Old 03-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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gunzip filename.tar.gz to unzip it
tar -tvf filename.tar to see what's in it, and where it will wind up going
tar -xvf filename.tar to actually unarchive the tar file

Bonus advice: Ignore internet smart asses who don't follow up with actual information after their witty comments. They are a sad lot.
Old 03-26-2013, 12:21 AM   #4
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On Aix the default tar program isn't really capable. Try something like this:

gunzip -c something.tar.gz | tar xvf -
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I think he's probably on the building site by now, wondering if he fully understood what 'heavy stuff' is ;0)

Cruel, I know, but there is a place for comments like this...


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