On Sat, 13 Aug 2011, Joerg Schilling wrote:

andy thomas <a...@time-domain.co.uk> 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.

So it is GNU tar that is broken and not Solaris tar? I always thought it was the other way round. Thanks for letting me know.

But GNU tar makes strange things when unpacking symlinks.

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

I've just installed this (version 1.5a78) from Sunfreeware and am having a play.


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