[bf1942] FAQ/Readme

Greg bogs at rochester.rr.com
Sun Dec 15 11:23:56 EST 2002

Who's Marvin btw?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Davis" <tdavis75 at yahoo.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 6:31 PM
Subject: RE: [bf1942] FAQ/Readme

> If you have the *.tar.bz2 file, then first you need to type "bunzip
> FILENAME"  Then after that you need to untar the program.  You would
> want to type "tar -xvf FILENAME" This will extract it into directories
> for you.  You may want to put the file into the directory you want to
> run it from first.  This way when you use tar, it will create the BF
> directories below that.  I hope this helps.  You should check out the
> alt.os.linux newsgroup.  They put some interesting info there.
> Good luck,
> Tom
> Marvin: It gives me a headache just trying to think down to your level.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg [mailto:bogs at rochester.rr.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 3:26 PM
> To: bf1942 at icculus.org
> Subject: Re: [bf1942] FAQ/Readme
> I am a Linux newb watching all this unfold so i can learn how to just
> install BF ( not even into the bugs yet :)   on my ded server so I would
> be
> all for something like this cause right now I am lost.
> Hope it gets implimented. I am still trying to figure out how this .tar
> works is it like winzip and how to you "tarball" the file that is
> uploaded
> to the server?
> Thanks in advance.
> I geuss I need Linux 101 but it's no where to be found so I am
> struggling as
> best I can.
> I hope I can get my BF server soon :)
> Greg
> "the lost linux'er"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brad Davidson" <kiloman at oatmail.org>
> To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2002 4:42 PM
> Subject: [bf1942] FAQ/Readme
> Does anybody else think this list is getting to the point where we might
> need a
> FAQ/Readme... perhaps included in, or linked to from, the subscription
> message?
> I see people who have just subscribed asking about how to launch
> something
> in
> Linux, or submitting things allready checked in on Bugzilla, or how to
> get a
> stack trace... these are all things that could/should be answered in a
> FAQ,
> because the're probably all going to come up again and again.
> If you guys think it's a good idea... I'll start compiling some things
> that
> I
> think are good to know / will come up again.
> -Brad

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