Oct 20th, 2009, 12:41 PM
GNUtar Problems on AIX 5.3
When I attempt to install tcServer, I get the following error on AIX 5.3:
Checking for compatible tar...
- Looking for GNUtar... not found
- Looking for compatible tar... not found
- Looking for gunzip|tar compatibility... not found
!! Error !!
Your version of tar cannot be found or is not compatible!
We require a GNU-compatible version of tar that handles long
links and compressed tarballs. We are using the following PATH:
I have gunzip and tar available and both are in my PATH. I can manually use these to extract tgz files, so I'm not sure why the install is not seeing gunzip/tar as valid.
Thanks in advance.
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:30 PM
The tarball contains long filenames which some standard tar utilities cannot unpack properly. That is why there is a dependency on a tar utility that supports long file names (e.g. gtar).
I am not an expert here, but I don't think the AIX-included tar supports long file names, and thus you need to bring in gtar.
Oct 20th, 2009, 04:38 PM
To add an option - you can upack the bundle on a different box if you want, and then copy it over.
Oct 21st, 2009, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.
The strange thing is that it seems to support gunzip|tar, which I have on my box (I can manually extract the tgz for example).
The install process is interactive, so I guess I could go through the process on another box, tar it up and ftp it, but I am really looking to solve this problem in a simpler way as I have to roll it out to many boxes.
I guess gtar is my best bet...I just wish I knew why it was saying "Looking for gunzip|tar compatibility... not found" when I believe I already have this available on all boxes.