Extracting XFree86 files

Extracting XFree86 files

Post by John Danle » Mon, 08 Mar 1999 04:00:00

I have downloaded all the required components of XFree86, as well
as the XFree86 extraction utility.  But, I can't seem to get the extraction
accomplished.  I have attempted this extraction many times, but keep
getting a lengthy message telling me:  TITLE: no such file or directory,
H1: no such file or directory, h2: no such file or directory, PRE: no such
file or directory, PLEASE:  Command not found. and on and on........   I
chmod the extract utility to 755 and from ROOT gave the command to extract
the files.  I attempted using extract X*.tgz and even attempted it on
individual files.  I'm doing something wrong, but can't figure it out.  Any


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1. Help, Can't extract XFree86 tgz files

i've never heard of 'extract' before...instead try this:

tar xpfz xbin.tgz

and do that with every .tgz file...or, if you're using bash, you can set up
a loop like this:
for i in *.tgz ; do
tar xpfz $i

hope that helps

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