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Old 03-08-2003, 11:03 AM   #1
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error in mplayer instllation

i downloaded Mplayer-0.90 source file for redhat linux 8.0. but its extension is .tar.tar still when i used tar xvjf MPlayer...
its untaring till /Gui directory but after file /Gui/skin/cut.h its giving
bzip2: Compressed file ends unexpectedly;
prehaps it is corrupted
tar: Child return status 2
tar:Error exit delayed from previous errors
after tht if i do ./configure i m getting errors
thnx for the help
Old 03-08-2003, 11:05 AM   #2
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If it is in the bzip2 format and you do:

tar xjvf mplayer.bz2

it should unzip and create the new directory. My guess is that it is probably corrupted.
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it is not .bz2, that is the issue, as he said it is only tarred, so he should only use tar -xvf ( if what he said is accurate)
using -j makes tar try to take it off the bz2 format, but it is not bz2.
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Also you have to be root sometimes, depending on where the files are being created!
The same is true while compiling source code.


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