Trying to install Tomcat on Solaris, I get "tar : directory checksum error". How to fix this?
Robert Waite You need to gunzip (gnu unzip) it first. It should be installed on your server. Try "gunzip jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1.tar.gz" Then use your tar command. If "gzip/gunzip is not installed, you should be able to down load a binary at http://www.sunfreeware.com/
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$ gunzip jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1.tar.gz $ tar -xf jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1.tar --- Re: Tomcat on Solaris Topic: Tomcat Luigi Viggiano, May 18, 2001  The right command in most unix system is $ tar xvzf jakarta-tomcat-3.2.1.tar.gz the "z" flag expands gz compression obtaining a "tar" archive expandable with standard "x" flag; "v" stands for verbose, and f specifyes that input is from a file instead of standard input. Re: Re: Tomcat on Solaris Topic: Tomcat Tom Paris, May 18, 2001  Luigi, that's right, but just be careful that the standard 'tar' that it's installed on Solaris does not support either the "no dash option" (tar cv has to be entered as tar -cv) and does not contain the code for compression (so the -z option is not recognized). But that command works great on Linux. Regards.