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

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Sep 3 01:13:40 CEST 2009

  tar: ././@LongLink: typeflag 'L' not recognized, converting to regular file
  untarring /usr/local/texlive/2008/temp/pgf.tar failed, please retry

As Vladimir suggested, your only practical recourse for dealing with
this in TL 2008 is to install GNU tar.  Sorry.  We did not realize that
different tar formats handle entries >100 chars differently.  This will
not be so in TL 2009.

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