> Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2001 22:53:15 -0400
> From: Tristan Goguen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: cflowd distribution error?
>In untarring the 2.1.b1 distribution from ftp.caida.org, I'm getting the
>0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
> tar: directory checksum error
>cflowd mailing list
A frequently asked question. Here's my reply to the last time this
came up. (But you didn't say what your environment is, so I'm just
assuming it isn't purely Gnu-based....):
> Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 09:58:49 -0400
> From: "R. Drew Davis" <drew>
> To: Chris Cronje - MWeb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Compile Problem
> Cc: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:52:41 +0200."
>> Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:52:41 +0200
>> From: Chris Cronje - MWeb <email@example.com>
>> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
>> Subject: Compile Problem
>>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
>>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
>jessie $ gtar --version
>tar (GNU tar) 1.12
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>I hope that helps.
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