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Old 11-26-2004, 07:35 AM   #1
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I'm currently using Mandrake 10.1 community. I tried to download a program. Then "ark" opens & it looks like its downloading. When it's finished it shows me a bunch of files. I thought that pre-compiled binaries went into /usr/bin by default, but when i search for the file, after its finished downloading, i can't find it. I'm tryin' to download an irc called xchat. 1) How do i find out where the file went to? 2) How can i save it to a specific folder? 3) How do i untar the file, once i find it? I followed the following directions from xchat:

Compiling and Installing

Unpack the archive:
tar -xzvf xchat-x.x.x.tar.gz
tar -xjvf xchat-x.x.x.tar.bz2

Run the configure script:
cd xchat-x.x.x

Compile the program:

Become root and install the program:

(enter password)

make install

However, when i do the 1st command:
tar -xzvf xchat-2.4.1.tar.gz it gives me this:
xchat-2.4.1.tar.gz cannot open: No such file or directory
error is not recoverable, exiting now
child returned status 2

Do i need to use mkdir to make the directory, or do i need to do something else?
Thanks for your time
Old 11-26-2004, 07:37 AM   #2
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it will be in the default download directory for whatever app you downloded it with..... normally your home directory.
Old 11-26-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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Er.... uh....

If you "opened" it, then you didn't download it, you just took a look at the files.

Next time, try either copy and paste, or check "download" and watch where it goes - the first time you download, you should have had the option to download it to a specific file - after that, the downloads will always be in the same folder...



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