There are a variety of other archive formats which you may encounter. Instructions for some of them are detailed below:
If a package is supplied as a .zip file, you should:
If a package is supplied as a
.shar file, you should repackage it locally
.tar.bz2. It may also be useful to ask upstream to use a friendlier
package format — however, if they ship
.shar, chances are they haven't
done a release in at least ten years.