Python Installation error on Solaris-9-SPARC

Skip Montanaro skip at
Thu Jul 14 20:14:38 CEST 2005

    Madhu> I did...
    Madhu> 1. wget

    Madhu> 2. gunzip -c Python-2.4.1.tgz | tar xvf -

    Madhu> the above step errors:
    Madhu> --------
    Madhu> tar: directory checksum error
    Madhu> gunzip: stdout: Broken pipe
    Madhu> --------

You can't use Sun's tar to unpack the tarfile.  The directory structure is
too deep.  Get ahold of GNU tar instead.


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