[tex-live] Tex-live unable to install in Solaris 10 x386

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 06:10:17 CEST 2009

2009/9/2 Blai Bonet <bonet at ldc.usb.ve>:
> Dear TeX Live support,
> I am trying to install a full texlive distribution
> in a Sun Ultra 20 (i386) w/ Solaris 10. Everything
> went fine to the point where the pgf package was
> being installed when the following error appeared:
>  Installing [1052/1550, time/total: 40:10/01:55:07]: perltex [288k]
>  Installing [1053/1550, time/total: 40:08/01:55:09]: perltex.i386-solaris [1k]
>  Installing [1054/1550, time/total: 40:08/01:55:09]: permute [82k]
>  Installing [1055/1550, time/total: 40:08/01:55:12]: petiteannonce [112k]
>  Installing [1056/1550, time/total: 40:08/01:55:15]: petri-nets [186k]
>  Installing [1057/1550, time/total: 40:07/01:55:17]: pgf [3368k]
>  tar: ././@LongLink: typeflag 'L' not recognized, converting to regular file
>  untarring /usr/local/texlive/2008/temp/pgf.tar failed, please retry
>  Un-tarring /usr/local/texlive/2008/temp/pgf.tar did not succeed.
>  Installation failed.
Seems the same source of error as in
Assumption: used tar is not GNU tar. Sorry I haven't Solaris to check
this assumption.

P.S. I never thought that will be problem with (GNU) tar.

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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