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Re: install from a pile of floppies?

On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 10:57:33AM +0000 , Daniel Reuter wrote:
> > Most Unices I've seen have had ar, tar and gzip.
> AFAIK, it is not possible to extract a .deb file neither with tar nor
> with gzip. I just tried it:
> tar xf ed_0.2-18.deb
> and it said:
> tar: Hmm, this doesn't look like a tar archive
> tar: Skipping to next file header
> tar: Only read 2526 bytes from archive ed_0.2-18.deb
> tar: Error ist unrecoverable: exiting now

so try ar x ed*.deb and you get control.tar.gz, data.tar.gz and I think
version. Further steps are left for the reader.

				Petr Cech
Debian GNU/Linux maintainer - www.debian.{org,cz}

<woot> "What do you mean it's not packaged in Debian?"

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