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Old 05-18-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing Dropline genome????HELP

Alright recently I downloaded the linux for the first time. I gave up windoz and am trying something better. I downloaded College Linux and am now trying to install dropline.

After downloading the file, I place it in the /tmp folder I then open a terminal an create a new root consol.

I type the command:

cd /tmp

# installpkg dropline-installer-2.0.5-1386-3d1.tgz

then the error; cannot install dropline installer-2.0.5-i386-3d1.tgz: package does not end in .tgz

It clearly is labeled right and I dont think the file is broken becaue I have redownloaded it many times. What am I doing wrong? plz help

Old 05-19-2003, 01:02 AM   #2
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College Linux, you say? Hmm....

As far as I know, the installpkg tool is a Slackware-specific package tool, not to mention your version is an older one that doesn't read the file name correctly.

Try mv dropline-installer-2.0.5-i386-3d1.tgz dropline_installer-2.0.5-i386-1.tgz If that doesn't work, it may be a very old version of installpkg that reads the old format, in which case the version, architecture, and build step numbers get dropped completely (again, not to mention reverting back to 8 character format), and the filename would then be: dropline.tgz

That may clear things up. Hope that helps.

Last edited by TheDot; 05-19-2003 at 01:06 AM.


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