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    Tar File

    I was able to get download Strife; however, it came as a tar package, and I have not opened one in so long that installing it has proven to be rather frustrating.

    What I have accomplished so far:

    1) Extracted the package
    2) set up a directory named Strife

    However, i cannot get to the Strife directory.

    What should I do?


    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: Tar File

    How did you extract the package? What error are you getting when you cd into the strife directory? What are the permissions on the downloaded archive and extracted folder?
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    Re: Tar File

    How did you extract the package?
    Right clicked and used extract.

    What error are you getting when you cd into the strife directory?
    sef@sef-laptop:~$ cd /home/sef/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    bash: cd: /home/sef/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12: No such file or directory
    sef@sef-laptop:~$ /home/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    bash: /home/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12: No such file or directory
    sef@sef-laptop:~$ /home/Downloads/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    bash: /home/Downloads/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12: No such file or directory

    The folder I created is in /Downloads.

    What are the permissions on the downloaded archive and extracted folder?
    Owner: Create and delete files. (I am the owner.)

    Group: Access files

    Other: Access files.
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    Re: Tar File

    Maybe
    Code:
    ls Downloads
    if it was extracted to the downloads folder.
    Perhaps a name change is the reason it doesn't exit(?).

    Just a thought.
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    Re: Tar File

    Perhaps a name change is the reason it doesn't exit(?).
    drwxr-xr-x 6 sef sef 4096 Feb 19 13:48 StrifeClient
    drwxr-xr-x 2 sef sef 4096 Mar 16 09:52 StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    -rw-r--r-- 1 sef sef 1261975527 Mar 12 12:39 StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12.tar.gz

    The first two (StrifeClient) are highlighted in light blue, while the third one (StrifeClient) is highlighted
    Last edited by Sef; March 16th, 2014 at 08:27 PM.
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    Re: Tar File

    sef@sef-laptop:~$ cd /home/sef/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    bash: cd: /home/sef/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12: No such file or directory
    sef@sef-laptop:~$ /home/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    bash: /home/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12: No such file or directory
    sef@sef-laptop:~$ /home/Downloads/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12
    bash: /home/Downloads/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12: No such file or directory

    The folder I created is in /Downloads.
    The Downloads folder in Ubuntu is usually at the location /home/<user>/Downloads

    Try cd'ing into the folder /home/sef/Downloads/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12 and see if you get an error.

    Edit: also, you forgot the "cd" before the last two addresses above.
    Last edited by coldcritter64; March 16th, 2014 at 08:34 PM.

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    Re: Tar File

    Try cd'ing into the folder /home/sef/Downloads/StrifeClientLinux64-0.0.1.12 and see if you get an error.
    Got that part done. Thank you.

    Now for unpacking the tar file.
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    Re: Tar File

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    Got that part done. Thank you.

    Now for unpacking the tar file.
    If you've extracted the tar file into the directory there should be a README or INSTALL file in the contents with specific build/installation notes. Usually you would "configure" a package then "make" or "make install" the package.

    Look for specific instructions, if there are any, in the tar file contents.

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    Re: Tar File

    If you've extracted the tar file into the directory there should be a README or INSTALL file in the contents with specific build/installation notes. Usually you would "configure" a package then "make" or "make install" the package.

    Look for specific instructions, if there are any, in the tar file contents.
    Unfortunately, there are no instructions or readme or install files.
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    Re: Tar File

    Quote Originally Posted by Sef View Post
    Unfortunately, there are no instructions or readme or install files.
    I hope this means the extraction went well.

    What are the contents, if no install or readme file?

    Does the strife site give any hints in their faqs.
    Or do they just assume since you run linux you are a tech super genius?
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