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Old 04-05-2003, 08:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing games and programs


well i have a dvd disk that has lots and lost of programs and i want to install a game called flight Gear, i typed this in the shell
"tar -xvf gaim-tar:/root/desktop/flightgear/fgfs-base-0.0.1a.tar.gz"
thats the location and all it said was is a error can someone tell me the right code for this please?

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Old 04-05-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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Try

"tar -zxvf appname.tar.gz"
 
Old 04-05-2003, 10:43 PM   #3
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The file is inside the cd how do i locate it and where do i write it?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 10:45 PM   #4
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First you must mount your cd:

mount /mnt/cdrom

then go into the cdrom directory:

cd /mnt/cdrom

see what files are there:

ls -a

and then install the package:

tar xzvf package-you-want-to-install.tar.gz
 
Old 04-05-2003, 10:51 PM   #5
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Quote:
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mount /mnt/cdrom
Does the word mount have to have a space before the /?

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cd /mnt/cdrom
Does cd have to have a space before the /?

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tar xzvf package-you-want-to-install.tar.gz
does this count package-?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 10:52 PM   #6
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Yes they all have to have a space. What do you mean does this count package? Did you try the commands?
 
Old 04-05-2003, 10:54 PM   #7
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i mean do you have to type the "-" next to the word "package"
do you have to write the right location like dev/game/BLAH BLAH BLAH?
or do you just write the files name.
(if you want to we can speak through msn messenger my email is erks90@hotmail.com)

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Old 04-05-2003, 10:56 PM   #8
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If you want to unpack a file called:

something.tar.gz

then you would do:

tar xzvf something.tar.gz
 
Old 04-05-2003, 11:13 PM   #9
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I done the first intructions "mount /mnt/cdrom" and this is what it said "line 12 in /etc/fstab is bad. line 13 in /etc/fstab/is bad
according to mtab, /dev/cdrom is already mounted on /mnt/cdrom"
 
Old 04-06-2003, 12:02 AM   #10
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So your cdrom is already mounted. Now you just have to go into that directory and unpack it.
 
Old 04-06-2003, 03:58 AM   #11
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Once we found our file what do we type let me guess this "tar
-xzvf package-you-want-to-install.tar.gz"
 
Old 04-06-2003, 05:57 AM   #12
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well i did everthing but theres all way a error i writ down tar and stuff and it was compiling until it said "i think its not a tar" well it is "filename.gz.tar" thats what the filename is, do i ment to put another code instead of tar?
 
Old 04-06-2003, 09:52 AM   #13
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Don't you have to specify a directory if its on the cdrom (as things can't be written there)?
 
Old 04-07-2003, 04:37 AM   #14
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You specify a directory but where do you write it in the sentence, i writ that doesnt work?
 
  


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