bzip2: How install and use to unpack Cygnus Perl?

Chris Faylor
Tue Mar 7 20:14:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, Mar 07, 2000 at 10:50:19PM -0500, James E Keenan wrote:
>For the purpose of unpacking "perl5.005_03-cygwinb20-dynamic-v1.4.tar.bz2",
>I have downloaded "bzip2095d_win32.exe" from the cygnus site.  I've also
>printed out and studied the bzip2 site.  But I apparently do not have this
>properly installed on my Win98 computer, because I'm getting no results.
>The bzip2 site does not contain any instruction on this elementary problem.
>So let me ask 2 very elementary questions:
>1.    What directory should it be installed in?
>2.    Do I run it from the Cygnus BASH prompt or from a DOS prompt?
>3.    Is there anything else I will have to do after running it to further
>unpack and set up the cygwin perl build?
>I need to solve these problems so that I can delve into studying Perl under
>the BASH prompt via Cygnus.  Thank you very much.

You need two programs to uncompress the archive.

Something like this should work:

bzip2 -d < perl5.005_03-cygwinb20-dynamic-v1.4.tar.bz2 | tar xvf -

This will extract the contents of the perl5... bzip2 compressed
tar file to the current directory.


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