[tex-live] Installation on Solaris 8

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Fri May 12 01:13:22 CEST 2006

Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Donald,
>     While installing TeX Live 2005 on Solaris 8 I found that the "tar cf
>     - filename" commands failed. It seems this may be a syntax that GNU
>     tar understands
> That syntax is universal among every tar ever written, as far as I know.
> Unless POSIX and Solaris have stupidly stopped supporting it, which is
> possible, I suppose.  But Solaris 8 is old enough that I don't think
> that should be the issue.

It shouldn't even be that. I just logged onto an antique SunOS 4.1.3
system, and that syntax works just fine.

Have you typed that command at the console, and what exact error
message does it give? Does it work if you type
/usr/bin/tar cf - filename


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