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Old 01-31-2004, 05:01 PM   #1
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this doesn't look like a tar archive

Tried to decrompress kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz.tar and it said it didn't look like a tar archive. I downloaded it from slackware. When you mouseover the link it says its a tgz file but when you download it its a tar file. The file is not on the iso CD. It doesn't even have a kernel/k dir. Thanks in advance.
Old 01-31-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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Did you try the "installpkg" (or "upgradepkg") command? If you downloaded a slack package this is the way to install it.
Old 01-31-2004, 05:58 PM   #3
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I bet it's how you saved it, or how the browser saved it. You might have to:
mv kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz.tar kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz
then from there run
installpkg kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz


upgradepkg kernel-source-2.4.20-noarch-5.tgz

Last edited by Astro; 01-31-2004 at 05:59 PM.
Old 01-31-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I saved it with Firebird in WindowsXP then moved it to linux. Gonna try this now. Thanks again.
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That did it, thanks Astro.
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Yea.. I get that all the time trying to download stuff in windows. Ussually it will save it as a tar.tar... I can understand IE doing that but firebird? Weird...


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