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Pan Sloboda
May 20th, 2010, 04:36 AM
Trying to get Eudora 8 installed in 10.04, but when I follow the Eudora instructions it fails. Here they are:

The README file instructs thusly:

1. After downloading the file, open up a terminal window.

2. In the terminal window type in the following:

sudo tar -C /opt -xvf <place where you downloaded the file> (I assume they mean /home/pan/Downloads/. When I tried this, I put in sudo tar -C opt -xvf /home/pan/Eudora-8.0b9.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2. Fail.
tar: Record size = 8 blocks
tar: opt: Cannot chdir: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now)

3. Then create a link for easy execution by typing:

sudo ln -s /opt/eudora/eudora /usr/local/bin/eudora

4. After installation is complete, we recommend that you read the
README.txt file (this file) in /opt/eudora.

5. You will then be able to run Eudora from any command prompt
by just typing in "eudora" (no quotes).

If I can get past part 2 i am sure I am ok. Ideas what I am doing wrong?

Thank you,
Chris

dE_logics
May 20th, 2010, 04:55 AM
tar -C opt -xvf /home/pan/Eudora-8.0b9.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

You forgot the / before opt.