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Im trying to install an opefire server client onto my Ubuntu system. However the installer for the program asks you to first extract the .tar.gz file to opt or usr/bin. ...
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    Im trying to install an opefire server client onto my Ubuntu system. However the installer for the program asks you to first extract the .tar.gz file to opt or usr/bin. Problem is when I try to extract to those directories it tells me I don't have permission. I checked my admin privileges and everything is ok. So, I come to the point where I need to do one of two things. Is there another way to install it? Can I just extract it to any folder and use the terminal command that they provided to run the install or is there a way I can get access to those folders? Also with Ubuntu does it come with RPM?

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    Try this:

    'tar -xzf name_of_file.tar.gz'
    'sudo cp -r name_of_folder /usr/bin'

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    Check this Tutorial: How to install Softwares in Linux.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T3ddy View Post
    Try this:

    'tar -xzf name_of_file.tar.gz'
    'sudo cp -r name_of_folder /usr/bin'
    using the tar command do I need to include the directory before the file name?
    I keep getting the error tar: openfire_3_4_2.tar.gz: Cannot open: no such file or directory
    tar: error is not recoverable exiting now
    etc...

    I'm just assuming this is a standard error when you mistype the app/dir name incorrectly, but the problem is I'm not :S

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    Execute ls command. openfire_3_4_2.tar.gz file must be listed in the output. cd to the folder having that file and execute tar command again.
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