Unable to open tar.gz
p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 14:03:33 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 12 September 2007 12:55:57 miner wrote:
> I tried both suggestions from this support list.
> Trying tar -xvvzf thunderbird-184.108.40.206.tar.gz was not successful.
> My Thunderbird.gz file is located on the desktop.
> I entered; tar -xvfz /home/orest/Desktop/thunderbird-220.127.116.11.tar.gz
> Still no success.
> Is this the correct path and entry? I installed Ubuntu 2 days ago and have
> not added any directories.
> New folders and files are on the desktop.
> I appreciate the help that you are giving me.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Takac" <p3nndrag0n at gmail.com>
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 8:04 PM
> Subject: Re: Unable to open tar.gz
> > On Wednesday 12 September 2007 11:53:38 ben miller wrote:
> >> Try tar -xvvzf thunderbird-18.104.22.168.tar.gz.
> >> On 9/11/07, miner <joh_hunter at shaw.ca> wrote:
> >> > I am new to Ubuntu and am unable to open the Thunderbird.tar.gz file.
> >> >
> >> > At the terminal I enter; tar -xvfz thunderbird-22.214.171.124.tar.gz
> >> >
> >> > The response is;
> >> > tar z: cannot open: no such file in directory
> >> > tar: error not recoverable: exiting now
> >> >
> >> > I have tried multiple times without success; printing "sudo" at the
> >> > beginning of the command did not help. Leaving out the "z" or "gz" did
> >> > not help. The file is on my desktop and I copied the path and inserted
> >> > it
> >> > into the command which also did not make any difference.
> >> >
> >> > Also unable to open a tar.bz2 file. I entered "tar jxvf
> >> > <filename>.tar.bz2
> >> >
> >> > What am I doing wrong?
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> > Hi
> > Also if you're not already in the directory the file is in, either move
> > to it
> > supply the entire path to the file. Also make sure you have it spelt
> > properly
> > and not left anything in the filename out
> > James
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Are you able to get an "extract here" or similar in the context menu if you
right click on the file?
Another possibility is that maybe not all the required archiving tools have
been installed? Assuming orest is your login/user name, then the path would
be pretty much right as far as I can see. Maybe there's a letter missing in
the path name somewhere? Another possibility is that the ubuntu is case
sensitive. If the filename contains both upper and lower case and you only
type lower case for example, then you'll get an error saying the file isn't
found. However just checking the website for the file indicates you're using
the right filename
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