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threethirty
02-07-2006, 06:10 AM
Everytime I try to install anything with Klik it tells me that I need to instal and I quote... ar.

What is ar and how do I install it?

I'm using Kubuntu Breezy Badger, if that matters

thanks in advance

threethirty
02-07-2006, 07:19 PM
I got it the info from this post: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22021, did the trick. I still have no idea what ar is but wtf ever it works

OErjan
02-07-2006, 08:17 PM
ar is an old type of "archive". not used much now

probono
02-08-2006, 10:49 AM
"ar" is still used a lot, e.g., for ".deb" archives (which are essentially ar files).

OErjan
02-08-2006, 05:23 PM
thankyou for correcting me probono, always nice to lern something.

probono
03-01-2006, 11:45 AM
Ubuntu is one of the few distributions that don't ship ar by default. You can install it with
apt-get install binutils

See http://klik.atekon.de/wiki/index.php/Troubleshooting#I_get_.22Please_install_ar_in_orde r_to_use_klik.22

midtoad
11-06-2007, 03:16 AM
Ubuntu is one of the few distributions that don't ship ar by default.

The version of Xandros Linux that ships with the new Asus EeePC doesn't ship with ar installed either. But we can install binutils by opening a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) and then typing "sudo apt-get install binutils".