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Old 08-07-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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installing packages with .tar.bz2 extension


hi fellows, iv download some packages with .bz2 extensions and i tried installing with the tar syntax but i got an error saying its not a gzip format file. How should i go about this.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 10:40 AM   #2
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tar vxjf <filename>
 
Old 08-07-2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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thanx alot il try then give u feedback. Have a goodtime
 
Old 08-08-2006, 06:15 AM   #4
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thanx it worked
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:08 AM   #5
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Actually you can just use "tar xvf <filename>", as tar will be able to figure out what the zip format is. Well, as long as your tar isn't too old, anyway.
 
  


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