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Problems extracting OCS install files

Postby nls » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:52 pm

I downloaded the ocs-2.1.2-1.tar.gz.gz file to my Win desktop and then ftp'd it to my Unix based webhosting co server. When I try to extract it:
>gunzip ocs-2.1.2-1.tar.gz.gz
>ls
>ocs-2.1.2-1.tar.gz
>gunzip ocs-2.1.2-1.tar.gz
>gunzip: ocs-2.1.2-1.tar.gz: not in gzip format
So I tried renaming it to .tar and got
>tar xzvf ocs-2.1.2-1.tar
gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
(I tried using tar with the file ending in .tar.gz and got the same error)
I don't know what I'm doing wrong here.
Any suggestions. Thank you.
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Re: Problems extracting OCS install files

Postby jmacgreg » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:31 am

Hi NLS,

Try running the following command from the documentation on the original package: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/docs/userguide/2. ... ckage.html.

Cheers,
James
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Re: Problems extracting OCS install files

Postby nls » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:56 pm

I needed to find out how difficult OCS was to install before you were able to get back to me. I was able to force an install with >tar -xf ocs-*.
Thanks for your reply, I'd missed the link to the online docs. That's very helpful.
-- nls
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Re: Problems extracting OCS install files

Postby jmacgreg » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:12 pm

Hi NLS,

Good to hear you got the problem fixed. I'll also clarify my earlier original statement (which must have been written in a rush, as it doesn't make much sense): you'll find comprehensive install instructions included in the docs/ directory in the original package you downloaded; you can also follow the link I provided to find detailed instructions for OJS -- the installation instructions for each system are identical.

Cheers,
James
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