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Old 05-30-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Need help unpacking madwifi-0.9.4

I am on Kubuntu Gutsy and my wife's computer is Hardy Heron. I have downloaded madwifi-0.9.4 on my internet connected computer and copied it to ~/temp on my wifes non-internet connected computer. On the madwifi website, it appears as a tar.gz file. The instructions are to unpack it. However, the madwifi file appears as a directory in /temp using Dolphin, and so has lost the tat.gz extension. Using arc, it appears to have other directories inside it but arc reports "This file appears to be of type inode/directory which is not a supported archive format. In order to proceed, please choose the format of the file." I chose archive zip and get "an error occurred while trying to open the archive". I tried several other formats and got blank screens showing no contents. tar -xzvf reports "cannot read: is a directory" and other error messages. What can I do from here?
Old 05-30-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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I downloaded 0.9.4 and ran
md5sum madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz
and got
399d20de8d855a59f20058857c2178ad  madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz
tar zxvf madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz
extracted the archive as expected.
please downloaded it again and run/check md5sum
Old 05-30-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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Thanks. Got it working.


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