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

[More info from the Forum follows. Summary:

$ 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  [3]
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  [2]
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.
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