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Old 01-13-2002, 11:13 AM   #1
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Need some tar files to practice on


Does anyone know of some good tar files I can download for practice of installing them?
 
Old 01-13-2002, 11:40 AM   #2
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By .tar files I'm guessing that you want a tar archive that you would then un-pack and compile? Be careful with compiling source on RedHat as it doesn't add entries to your RPMS database, so if you compile thing A from source, and then try to RPM thing B, which has thing A as a dependency, thing B will grouse about no thing A and not un-pack.

Blergh... anyway. Er, yeah just a nifty tool I think every crate should have (there's an RPM for it too), Nmap. Its a simple port scanner. Instead of going through my machines /etc/services and the like, I just port map them with Nmap to figure out what to lock down. Also, nothing is dependant on it, so no RPM issues.

-Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-13-2002, 03:18 PM   #3
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try sourceforge.net - just look around for a prog that looks interesting, and download it. untar using

tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz (also works with .tgz)

and just use the README for install instructions. it's really easy once you get used to it.
 
Old 01-13-2002, 03:36 PM   #4
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wow Fingan your really try every Linux Distrib?
Cool

What's the one you like best?
 
Old 01-13-2002, 04:31 PM   #5
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finny's got a lot of spare time and computers... we all envy him ...
 
Old 01-13-2002, 05:24 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Half_Elf
wow Fingan your really try every Linux Distrib?
Cool

What's the one you like best?
well, i have tried most distro's myself including redhat, mandrake, slackware, debian, turbolinux, corel, suse, lfs and a few other smaller distro's..
out of all of them, i prefer slackware my main choice now and redhat as my second...
 
Old 01-16-2002, 01:14 AM   #7
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Hehehe
Slackware is the best one
You rock trick
 
Old 01-16-2002, 12:10 PM   #8
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Originally posted by isajera
finny's got a lot of spare time and computers... we all envy him ...
Whadya mean? I work for a living too... okay... well, I've made nearly 300 posts from work so I wouldn't call it work.

Trickykid's list is by far longer than mine. I might have tried more distros in the past three months than he, but I'm definately beaten overall. The point of that laundry list on the left is that I'm still looking for the happy distro. LFS would have gotten there if it wasn't such a beast to compile everything after the base LFS. Also, I was a dope and only gave myself a 1Gb partition to work within. I'm going to start over with it again sooner or later. I need about another 20Gb of disk for the house... all these machines have 1s and 2s and 3.5s, minus my roommate's [chocked full of pr0n] 12Gb win crate and my 40gb dual boot.

Hey Isajera, side note from that other thread about the laptop and only having SuSe 6.4 around. I get free post from work and CDRs are cheap. You want I should just mail you a couple of recent distros?

Oh, and currently half the house and the server run Slackware, and the other half runs basically everything else but SuSe and Caldera.

Cheers,

Finegan

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