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February 14th, 2009, 04:31 AM
Hello all. I am completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have tinkered with it before but I have just recently made the switch. In order to learn quickly, I decided not to dual-boot and to just run Ubuntu solely.

Anyway, on with my problem. I have been getting used to simple commands via Terminal, such as changing directories and unzipping files. Now here is where I am lost: I moved my 'Songbird_1.0.0-860_linux-i686.tar.gz' file into the /opt directory. I then moved myself into that directory via Terminal. Then I run the command :

tar xzvf Songbird_0_2_1_linux-i686.tar.gz
and get this (last few lines of complete output):

tar: ./Songbird/components/sbProperties.xpt: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: ./Songbird/components/browsersearch.xpt: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: ./Songbird/songbird.png: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: ./Songbird/README.txt: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

What am I doing wrong? I want to install Songbird as my music player. I might also add, when I first downloaded the tar.gz file I opened it via the GUI by double clicking it and extracting it. I wasn't sure what I was doing and opened on the files, which apparently was an executable. It actually opened Songbird and I was looking right at it. Although, I knew this must not be the proper way so I closed out of it and Deleted it. Then I re-downloaded it, just to be safe, and then proceeded to do the above (putting it in /opt and unzipping).

Any help is greatly appreciated, and I am very happy to have found the UbuntuForums.org community and website.

February 14th, 2009, 04:53 AM
If you're trying to untar it in /opt, you probably don't have permission. Try sticking a sudo in front of that command.

February 14th, 2009, 05:12 AM
Hah.. Thank you.

I should have known about the sudo command!

This topic can be closed. Thanks for the help, I am sure I will be making more posts around here!

February 14th, 2009, 05:13 AM
I think you're the only one who can close it, which you do by changing the subject to include a [solved] tag.

Glad it worked.

February 14th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Just goto getdeb and get the .deb file for Songbird ,http://www.getdeb.net/