Re: Compile Problem

From: R. Drew Davis (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 06:58:49 PDT

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    > Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:52:41 +0200
    > From: Chris Cronje - MWeb <>
    > To: "''" <>
    > Subject: Compile Problem
    >Hi There
    >Iam having major hazzles installing cflowd on Solaris 2.6, if anybody can
    >give some advice I will greatly appreciate it:
    >I've downloaded cflowd-2-1-b1.tar.gz multiple time and I keep on getting the
    >same problem.
    >When untar the file using:
    >tar -xvf cflowd-2-1-b1.tar
    >It goes fine until it gets to this point:

    Well, even though your message was truncated before you showed the real
    problem, I'm going to guess that tar complained of a corruption of the
    tar file. That's a question that gets asked frequently.

    There are subtle incompatabilities between Solaris's tar and Gnu tar that
    show up when path names get very long. I suspect that is what you
    are running into. The fix is use Gnu tar for the unpacking.

    You can get the source code from:


    although the last person I pointed there for this problem later
    told me that he instead got the program from:


    You'll need up-to-date Gnu tools aplenty (make and so forth) to build cflowd.
    Perhaps you already have them and just need to adjust your path or
    command name to use them. For example, here, I can run Gnu tar by
    invoking "gtar":

    jessie $ gtar --version
    tar (GNU tar) 1.12

    Copyright (C) 1988, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO

    Written by John Gilmore and Jay Fenlason.

    I hope that helps.


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