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Old 01-25-2002, 10:18 PM   #1
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Installing XFree86 4.2.0

Ok, forget my last post because I reinstalled Mandrake...again. So, XFree86 4.2.0 is out and I downloaded all the necessary files and followed the steps in the installation guide. The problem is nothing was ever installed. Each step of the install said "No such file or directory." What gives? Am I supposed to extract everything from the .tgz files? I don't think so because an "extract" executable was part of the download. So what gives?
Old 01-25-2002, 11:40 PM   #2
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Before doing anything else, make sure the extract command is executable, and also link it to the name "gnu-tar" so that it can be used as a regular tar command:

chmod +x extract
rm -f gnu-tar
ln extract gnu-tar

This might help........

Last edited by kendo; 01-25-2002 at 11:43 PM.


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