Extracting patch.tar.bz2s

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Wed Mar 28 19:40:05 PST 2001


On Wednesday 28 March 2001 22:33, Ms Mandi Blais wrote:
> Hi,
> I am probably  missing something obvious. Everytime I try to extract the
> patch files for various programs, I get a message saying that the archive
> is garbage. I have tried bzcat "filename" | tar xv and tar xIvpf "filename"
> Thanks,
> Mandi

Usually a patch is not tarred, only bzipped. So the correct command would be

bunzip2 patch.bz2

See LFS chapter 2 for more info.

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