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Old 04-05-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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Getting errors when attempted to extract files


Okay, guys, stupidest problem ever....

I'm attempting to install Wine (.tgz file) and Sun's Studio 11 (.tgz.bz2 file) on my system, I've downloaded the files, and when I right click and select "Extract Here" I get an error message. I've downloaded it three different times so far, and checked the md5 code. All good. I've tried going into the terminal and using tar manually to extract them...it just hangs (even tried as root). I even tried renaming the file to something simple and STILL nothing (I didn't really think this would work but I guess it was worth a try). Unfortunately the error message is nothing more than "an error has occured", so that's not helpful at all...I'm running slackware 11.0 with a 2.6.20 kernel, anyone have a suggestion, or are these files just f**ed up??
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:41 PM   #2
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if the file is .tgz, as root, use 'installpkg <name>.tgz' to install it (slackware-specific)
 
Old 04-06-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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Thank You!

Wow man thanks so much for that! I try to read installation instructions so carefully too! Thanks again I really appreciate it! ^___^
 
Old 04-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #4
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your welcome

installing software from .tgz files is very easy (as you now see), however you have to remember it doesnt do any dependency checking. if the program you just installed requires another program/library to run, it will still install the original program. when you go to run it it wont work properly until you have all other 'dependencies' installed.
 
  


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