Open Office - installation problem

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sun Apr 25 04:30:52 PDT 2004

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:49:50AM -0700, Joshua Lokken wrote:
> * Terry L. Tyson Jr. <ty at> [2004-04-24 08:32]:

> > It's not a package, it's a tgz file. Use "tar xzvf file.tgz". Go to the
> > OO site and read the install instructions, there are other things you
> No. It's a package, and it's *not* a tgz file.

Errr... folks -- packages *are* .tgz files.  Except under 5.x where
they are .tbz files.  They could just as well be .zip files, or some
sort of compressed cpio format like .rpms or Solaris packages.  It's
just a mechanism for gathering a bunch of files and directories
together into a single container for easy download.  And the
compression is just so that the maximum number of packages can be
fitted into the space available.



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