[tex-live] Bug report - tl-install fails on Solaris due to tar assumptions

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jul 1 02:09:30 CEST 2009

It appears to me that creating the tar file in ustar (aka POSIX 1998)
format suffices.  It supports long-enough filenames for us.  I tested it
with the Solaris and BSD tars I had at hand and it worked ok.

My test file is temporarily at http://tug.org/~karl/pgf.tar.gz.
Please try it on your own tars if you can.

(For the record, I created it with GNU tar 1.22, using -H ustar.)


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