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  • From: Jean-Paul Faessen <faessen.godin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 May 2001 19:19:39 +0200
  • Message-id: <01050419251700.00594@linux>

Well,I'm trying to find out how to correctly install some progs which I have on
some CD's.Almost all tar and gz.
With those progs no info is given on how to install them.
Problem is that I have no place to install my manuals (small HD) and so I have
a lot to ask.
The main-manual of Suse doesn't bring relief here...

Jean-Paul Faessen

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Subject: Re: [SLE] tar...
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 15:34:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: <marsaro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


tars are usually referred to as tar balls, not packages per se but rather
an arcive of some group of files and directories in some cases.....funny
enough the tar utility was really used to back-up to tape.....I think
"tar" stands for Tape Archive....might be wrong on that...anyway...tars
that have tgz or tar.gz have also been compressed when archieved.

If you have some tar that has been placed into a directory which you feel
comfortable extracting into issue

tar -xvf filename

or if compressed

tar -xzvf for those which are compressed.....

You will find that often applications which are source not binary also
need to be compiled and installed, what are you trying to do?



On Fri, 4 May 2001, Jean-Paul Faessen wrote:

> Hi;
> I have a problem installing tar-packages.Is yast 1 or 2 capable of doing this
> job?(Sorry,use 7.0)
> In fact,how to install tar correctly?
> Gzip is installed...
> Thank's
> Jean-Paul Faessen
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