First of all im new to Linux so im struggling with the most basic stuff, but i guess you need to start somewhere right?..
after downloading fog_0.32.tar.gz from sourceforge using wget I can’t seem to unpack it using tar with the command “tar -xzf fog_0.32.tar.gz”. I get the error:
Gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: error is not recoverable: exiting now
what i have:
I have a vmware set up where i have installed a ubuntu server 12.04.
What i have tried:
I tried starting the tar command with sudu - did nothing
Tried to install updates with the command “sudo apt-get update” and then run the tar command- did nothing
Tried to install Build essentials using the command “sudo apt-get install build-essential” and then run the tar command - did nothing
I have downloaded the same tar file from sourceforge onto my windows 7 and unpacked it with winrar which went OK
I have reinstalled my ubuntu server and tried the above- did nothing
I have been on the net for hours to find a solution but from what i can see the error can mean anything. but i really don’t see what im missing…
I need some help here… im at a loss…
And since i condsider this a learning experince please don’t give me workaround…atleast not without and explenation as to why its not working… else i won’t learn anything…