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Old 10-31-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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how do i open a .7z file on ubuntu 9.04


is it possible?
any helP?
 
Old 10-31-2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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Install the p7zip package for your distro or you can download the source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/ and build it yourself.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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Hi -

"Lwasserm" is right - all you need is 7Zip. It's easy to find.

It looks like you probably have Ubuntu Linux - just go to "Add/Remove Software", look for "7Zip" - and voila! You're done.

Here's more info:

http://www.howtoadvice.com/Ubuntu7zip

'Hope that helps .. PSM
 
Old 11-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #4
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Install the p7zip package for your distro or you can download the source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/ and build it yourself.
i downloaded it, now any help on how to install it?
please, im a newb
 
Old 11-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #5
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You downloaded the source ?

If you are using Ubuntu ... as suggested before, you should use the Software Manager to downoad and install 7zip.

You can also use the command line ... "apt-get install 7zip"
 
Old 11-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #6
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Did you tried your packetmanager?
in a terminal type
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sudo apt-get install p7zip

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Old 11-01-2009, 02:37 PM   #7
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go to system--> administration --> Synaptic pakage manager and serch for p7ziz, mark it for installation then click the big green tick
 
Old 11-01-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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noncomputergeek -

lwasserm and I both suggested "use your distro's package manager", then dxqcanada and dasy2k1 suggested it again. I think it least some of what we were trying to say went over your head. Apologies for not being clear, but it's definitely an important concept.

Here's the scoop:

1. "In the Beginning", installing software was relatively simple. You just copied a program from someplace and ran it. Life was good.

2. There are problems with this "simple" approach:

a) as you accumulate more programs, it becomes harder to keep track of them.

b) Many programs are "inter-related", and/or "share" functionality. One program needs to know about the install status of other programs.

c) Program updates need to know about the install status of the program they're trying to update.

d) etc etc

3. The Windows solution is "add/remove" programs, which typically stores "meta data" about each install in the Windows registry.

It's worth noting that Windows "add/remove" has long been out of control ("Dll Hell"), and newer .Net programs are moving BACK to a "Copy Install" paradigm. But we digress...

4. Linux, on the other hand, still supports "copy install" (when you need it/or want it). It also supports "package managers" (like RPM or DPkg) that manage the same kind of "installation metadata" as the Windows registry.

Linux also supports "copy-build-install" - where you can literally build (and customize) the application in the process of installing it. This is a Good Thing.

5. Most users just want to download a program and start using it. They don't want to mess with "builds", if they don't have to. Linux supports this, too. With graphical front ends (like Synaptic on Ubuntu, or Yast on SuSE Linux.).

6. And thats where we came into the story. We were trying to tell you to use the graphical front end (if at all possible) ... but the specific details will vary from user package to user package, and distro to distro.

Please read this link: good info. It should be of help to you now, and in the future:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

IMHO .. PSM

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Old 11-01-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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how about apt-get install 7zip?
 
Old 11-01-2009, 05:07 PM   #10
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how about apt-get install 7zip?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post3740044
 
Old 11-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
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whats the 'p' for?
 
Old 11-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #12
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whats the 'p' for?
p7zip is a port of 7za.exe for POSIX systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.

I would say port or posix, not sure though.
 
Old 07-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #13
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Here's one way to do it;

http://www.techrecipes.net/operating...xtract-7z-file
 
  


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