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Installing *.tarx package

Postby kvn » Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:19 am

Hello, all!

May I extract files from *.tarx package without pkginstall and Photon?
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Postby noc » Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:36 pm

sorry you can't.
QSS introduced the proprietary *.tarx format over the old *.tar.F (and *.tar.gz) format, when they started to deliver QNX4 and software using the CDROM. Now, graphics is a must for the install. I personally think this is a step backward. Lots of people complained about this in various newsgroups and I don't see the light that they will change.
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Postby slavin » Thu Jan 08, 2004 8:02 pm

Is there a utility available for creating *.tarx packages?
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Postby noc » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:40 pm

no.
guess it is very "proprietary" ;)
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Postby noc » Fri Apr 16, 2004 4:23 am

Rumor has it QSS likes the *.tarx format a lot and decides to use it in QNX 6 too, starting next release (is it called QNX 6.3?) :(
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Postby oldqnx » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:28 pm

Hmm this tarx format really isn't good, i cant see a good way to see whats in the tarx before installing it, also on some machines I cannot seem to get photon going (probably crusty old video cards), Why wont QNX listen to what their customers say about this format? it doesnt feel very open...
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Postby gubbe » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:16 pm

this is very irritating.. produce a simple software update that cant be installed (we dont even use photon!)
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Postby gubbe » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:35 pm

So can someone enlighten me as to how i install .tarx TCPIP 4.25patch C (documentation) and patch D without photon? we don't buy photon.
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Postby cnzxy » Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:51 pm

I have the same problem.
I have not the phinstall and I need some methods that can extract these *.tarx files.

Anybody can help me ?
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Postby gubbe » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:41 am

contact your QNX rep, its the only way. It starts to get really messy really quickly.
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