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Old 03-21-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Question unpacking .tar.gz files


Hi,
I'm fairly new to linux and it seems that I"m having problems unpacking .tar.gz files. I would double click them to unpack them on RH9 version 2.4.20_30.9 and I click on extract and I receive an error message that resembles:

"Cannot change ownership to uid 179, gid 305: Operation not permitted"

It does it for every .tar.gz file I try to unpack. It also does the same thing on terminal command : "tar -xvzopf libdnet-1.7.tar.gz"

I'm logged onto root when I perform this unpacking so I shouldnt get any permission errors but seems like I am.

Can anyone help me?!
Thank you!
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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try (in terminal) just: tar -xvzf packagename.tar.gz on some package...leave the o and p off. I don't know if this helps...haven't heard of this type of problem before.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 03:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I tried without o and p and I got a similar error message.

"Cannot change ownership to uid 1001, gid 0: Operation not permitted"

Any other suggestions anyone?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 06:21 AM   #4
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are you unzipping on an ext2/3 partition or a fat32/ntfs?
fat does not allow uid, gid and symlinks

apart from that, tar -x(v)zf should work fine
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:34 AM   #5
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I was doing this on a fat32 partition. I use the fat32 partition (drive e in windows), mounted as osshare in RH9 so I can share files between the to OSs. So I'm guessing that means, dont do Linux commands on Fat32? Hmmm that might solves quite a few of my problems.
I'll give that a try and get back to you all.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 03:19 AM   #6
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thank you theHundredThrone!!!!!!!!!!!

It worked, Fat32 does not work for untaring files at all. I was able to untar my files successfully and run and install successfully! Woo thanks again!
 
  


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