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    what is "ar" and how do I install it?

    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

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    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

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    ar is an old type of "archive". not used much now

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    "ar" is still used a lot, e.g., for ".deb" archives (which are essentially ar files).

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    thankyou for correcting me probono, always nice to lern something.

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    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...to_use_klik.22

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    Quote Originally Posted by probono
    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".

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