Uncompressing *.xz files

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Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#1 by wread » 11 Mar 2012, 18:31

We have another file compressor/decompressor; the necessary Porteus module is here posted:

http://www.mediafire.com/?yb45gg4jqm7gzr2

Download it to "modules" and activate. Invoke it in CLI by typing xz -help to see the options.

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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#2 by brokenman » 11 Mar 2012, 22:00

xz is already included in porteus .... but this is a more recent version that wread has posted. Thanks.
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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#3 by wread » 12 Mar 2012, 13:27

I just tried to decompres a *.tar.xz file with our regular tools and got an empty folder!
So I made this module to resolve the issue. We will all need this version, sooner or later....

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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#4 by fanthom » 12 Mar 2012, 15:06

@wread
are you sure that archive was not corrupted? could you provide a link to it?
which Porteus tools did you use to unpack it?
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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#5 by wread » 13 Mar 2012, 02:13

@fanthom
I downloaded kdelibs-4.8.1.tar.xz from alien.slackbook.org - yes that is the new format of alien sources!-
I tried renaming it to xzm without success. I also used ark with no results. In both cases, I got an empty folder.
Then I went googling and found this program, compiled it, and it worked. Decompressed kdelibs-4.8.1 as expected.

Meanwhile I have compiled the module with Zeroconf capability and posted it in wread.4shared.com as planned.

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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#6 by Ahau » 13 Mar 2012, 14:28

rworkman has been handling source tarballs as tar.xz for a while now... I've had no trouble unpacking them with 'tar -xvf'. Repackaging took a little more time to sort out: 'tar cvf - directoryname | lzma > archivename.tar.xz' Perhaps alien bob has run it through some other kind of compression algorithm as well?
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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files

Post#7 by brokenman » 13 Mar 2012, 20:22

Please also try tar -Jxf
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Re: Uncompressing *.xz files (NOT NECESSARY!)

Post#8 by wread » 13 Mar 2012, 23:43

@brokenman
tar -Jxf Works!
Thanks for the tip, I can spare the 284 Kb, so people, we don't need this module, it was only a momentary tool...

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