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  1. tar error in solaris (1 messages)

    Hi !
    I have a self extractible binary file in solaris box. When I try to extract it, using "tar -xvf filename", I get the "tar: directory checksum error". What could be the problem. Early solutions are appreciated.

    Thanks
    AJP
  2. tar error in solaris[ Go to top ]

    It might not be a tar file.
    If it's really "self-extractable," it isn't a tar file.

    Maybe it's really a self-extracting executable, or maybe a shell archive. Maybe try seeing what file type it is, with "file <filename>". Or running it:

    yourmachine% ./filename

    or

    yourmachine% sh ./filename

    Or it might be a zip or gzip file. Does that filename end in .zip or .gz?

    Does it end in .Z? Then you might need to use "uncompress."