andy thomas <> wrote:

> > What 'tar' program were you using?  Make sure to also try using the 
> > Solaris-provided tar rather than something like GNU tar.
> I was using GNU tar actually as the original archive was created on a 
> Linux machine. I will try it again using Solaris tar.

GNU tar does not follow the standard when creating archives, so Sun tar may be 
unable to unpack the archive correctly.

But GNU tar makes strange things when unpacking symlinks.

I recommend to use star, it understands GNU tar archives.


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