using toolchain

Visti Andresen talpa at
Sun Apr 12 12:19:34 CEST 2009

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:27:07 +0200
Anas Alzouhbi <anas.lbn at> wrote:

> Hello!
> I read the document of toolchain on:
> I arrived until this command:
> "    *  Extract it directly as root, so use command "su" first (or
> prefix the tar command with "sudo" when you are using Debian/Ubuntu):
>   cd /
>   tar -xjvf ~/sources/openmoko-XYZ-arm-linux-gnueabi-toolchain.tar.bz2
> "
> I don't understand what I have to write in command exactly, I'm
> working on Debian
> but I runned this command: sudo tar -xjvf
> ~/sources/openmoko-XYZ-arm-linux-gnueabi-toolchain.tar.bz2

I highly recommend that you read the man page for tar and understand
the command you issued.
Never execute things as root that you do not understand...
At least that is my private philosophy.

>  but I obtained this error:
> tar: /root/sources/openmoko-XYZ-arm-linux-gnueabi-toolchain.tar.bz2 :
> la fonction open a échoué: Aucun fichier ou répertoire de ce type
> tar: Erreur non récupérable : arrêt du traitement
> tar: Child returned status 2
> tar: Des erreurs ont provoqué l'arrêt du programme

I do not speak the language that you have set for messages on your
computer, but I guess that tar can not find the file 

option f is followed by the file that tar should process.
set this to the location of the tool chain archive you downloaded

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