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Old 06-07-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
Tony King
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Archive issue


Hi There, I installed Debian on a Sahara notebook a week ago but am currently battling to install any extra applications. Whenever I attempt to even examine the downloaded app eg;Google Earth, I get the following message: "archive type not supported" What does this mean? How do I resolve it?

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Old 06-07-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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It means the unarchiver doesn't know how to unpack the file you got. It would help a lot if you told us the extension of the file you are trying to open. .zip? .rar? .7z? You have to install support for it.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 08:15 AM   #3
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Always check with your package manager before attempting to install SW by downloading. For most distros, the common apps will all be in the repositories.

(My system does not, however, have Google Earth)
 
Old 06-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #4
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This might be a dumb question, but are you trying to install a Windows .exe on Debian?

That just won't happen.
 
Old 06-07-2010, 10:14 AM   #5
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Hi, Thanks for the response. I get this message even when loading apps from the disk that came bundled with Debian (Linux Format - LXFDVD131 May 2010)The Google Earth download is in .ZIP format where do I find the necessary support for this format and how do I install THAT!I am enjoying running Linux on this laptop, I swear the screen resolution has improved markedly over its previous incarnation as an XP machine..... Internet is faster....just have to get used to the way Linux runs files I guess.

rgds

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apt-get install zip unzip
 
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