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At any *.tar.gz unpacking i (as root) receive this kind of error message: Code: An error occurred while extracting files. Cannot change ownership to uid 500, gid 500: Operation not ...
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    .tar.gz errors


    At any *.tar.gz unpacking i (as root) receive this kind of error message:
    Code:
    An error occurred while extracting files.
    Cannot change ownership to uid 500, gid 500: Operation not permitted
    Error exit delayed from previous errors
    The thing is that, in the end, file roller unpacks that *.tar.gz file...What is wrong and what should i do?

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    what command are you using to unpack it like what options are you using with tar?
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    i use file roller...so i just click the extract button and that`s it

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    Try tar zxvpf <filename>.tar.gz in a shell

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    the same thing...

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    Download the file again.

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    it`s the same thing ....And i tell you it`s the same thing for all *.tar.gz files, not only for one

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    wat r the ownerships of the .tar.gz files? who has uid 500 in your passwd file?
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    in my passwd file, my user has uid 500, not the root.What shall i do?

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    Dont bother unpacking them as the root user do these steps instead:

    as normal user:

    tar -xvjf /home/me/myfile.tar.bz2 or for tar.gz files use:
    tar -xvzf /home/me/myfile.tar.gz

    this will create the directory:

    /home/me/myfile/ so CD to it:

    cd /home/me/myfile/

    then run

    ./configure

    then run:

    make

    Only now do you become root:

    su
    <password>

    then run:

    make install

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