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Old 06-05-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Uncompress a .xz file


I intend on installing a version of Freebsd 8.2 under a virtual machine running on centos 5.6.The dvd image image is FREEBSD-8.2....xz. I would like to uncompress it so that I can burn it to a DVD, but have never confronted such a format. Can someone suggest which utility under Linux would be used to uncompress it?

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Old 06-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #2
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http://tukaani.org/xz/ is what you want. I don't know whether CentOS has a package for this, though Slackware certainly does.
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Hi,

Try the xz package

I'm sure Debian includes it in its sources.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:33 AM   #4
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Since version 9.04 the package p7zip manages XZ files. The version currently installed by CentOS 5.6 is 9.20. The command to extract is:
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7za e FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso.xz
CentOS provides the xz package suggested by druuna, as well.
 
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #5
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Can someone suggest which utility under Linux would be used to uncompress it?
Code:
xz -d filename.xz
 
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