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Old 11-03-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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Question cannot figure out how to exstract and compile a .tar.bz2 file.


A friend and i are making a arcade looking mod that will run xmame primarily. We would like to slap linux on there as we think this is the best way to go rather then using windows. We have red hat 9.0. The source file i've downloaded form the web sight is: "xmame-0.76.1.tar.bz2". The documentations tells how to extract and compile using a .tgz or .tar.gz file. I tryed following the instructions anyway but it didn't work. I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me instructions on what to do wtih this .tar.bz2 file. Any help at all is very much welcome and feel free to ask any questions.

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Old 11-03-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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"tar -xjvf xmame-0.76.1.tar.bz2"

Note that the "j" is for .bz2 files ("z" is for tgz or tar.gz files, just a different compression format). You can also use bunzip2.


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