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    installing a .bz2 package?

    Hi all,

    I have the following package and cannot figure out how to install it:

    cups-1.1.12-source.tar.bz2

    Would I install it like a .gz package?

    Thanks.

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    Re: installing a .bz2 package?

    bunzip2 package.tar.bz2 && tar xvf package.tar

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    Re: installing a .bz2 package?

    And you install it from source just like any other tar.gz package would (./configure && make && make install).

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    Re: installing a .bz2 package?

    In case others are wondering about bz2 packages and how to unpack.

    From demian at LNO

    Apart from the unpacking it's just like *tgz or *tar.gz. You can unpack it with bzcat packagename.tar.bz2 | tar xfv -

    It's also possible that you have a patched version of tar installed so you can use tar yxfv ... (I'm not too sure if it's y read tar --help for more info)

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    Re: installing a .bz2 package?

    It used to be: tar -Ixvf file.tar.bz2
    But from some rfc, they changed the latest tar versions to use 'J' instead, so using tar direct, will involve what version you have installed..

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