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Old 10-03-2003, 04:10 AM   #1
kbrams
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Red face Couldn't extract tar.gz file on Redhat 9


Hello,

I am very new to Linux, Recently I istalled Redhat 9 on my Toshiba Tecra8000 laptop it works fine. I wanted to install some java related application such as Java and Java Application servers, I downloaded Linux version installation files .bin and tar.gz as well in Windows machine and copied into CD Rom tried extracting/installing the files on Linux. It says "It appears to be invalid format". Also I tried .bin file it says "Could not execute binary file". The files I am trying has full permission to execute and I have root permission too..

I don't know what is wrong with my file format or CD creation method???

Anyone have solutions... PLease help me..

Thanks
Rams.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 05:03 AM   #2
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Please include the exact names of the files you are working with and the exact commands you are using to try and install them.

Cut and paste them here if you can.

Did you use:
tar xzvf filename.tar.gz

Did you try:
sh ./filename.bin

Did you read this (if this is what you were trying to install):
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/jre/install-linux.html

Etc....
 
Old 10-04-2003, 04:52 AM   #3
sureshsaragadam
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Did you use:
tar xzvf filename.tar.gz

Did you try:
sh ./filename.bin

This should work
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:59 AM   #4
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Re: Couldn't extract tar.gz file on Redhat 9

hello,

Sorry, It is wrong with the file format, I guess Internet Explorer is screwing, I tried the same files on WinZip on windows still says "Invalid format". I managed to extract the other files which are I bought with magazine, thank you guys.

Have anyone any idea how do I download linux files on windows machine without corrupting file format?

Thanks
Rams.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:02 AM   #5
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my files download fine, becuz i downloaded zippd modem drivers for my linmodem for redhat 9, update ur IE to the latest version ans SP release
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:22 PM   #6
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Re: Re: Couldn't extract tar.gz file on Redhat 9

Quote:
Originally posted by kbrams

Have anyone any idea how do I download linux files on windows machine without corrupting file format?
I think M$ IE and Windoze don't corrupt the file, they just change the name. In particular Windoze thinks that the extension is something very special and that a file only has one extension. So filename.tar.gz just doesn't exist for windoze. Solution: download files in IE under Windoze by left clicking on the link and choosing the menu option "save link as..."; take note what was the original name of the file. When you have moved it to linux fix the name back again.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 12:31 PM   #7
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Hi gill1109,

I did that, still I have the problem... Let me try Netscape browser for downloading and see

thanks
rams.
 
  


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