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

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Sep 2 10:40:43 CEST 2009

On Di, 01 Sep 2009, Blai Bonet wrote:
>   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.

Yes that is a problem, I thought that the tar problem with pgf was
solved, but it hasn't. We investigate.

> but then the whole thing started again from scratch, meaning that
> I lost more than 1 hour of time. I wonder if this error had been
> reported and how to tell texlive to not download/install the
> packages already installed.

Did it re-download the packages again? There are provisions that this
does not happen in case of an error. I will check.

Best wishes


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