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From:Paul DuBois Date:January 4 2000 4:06am
Subject:Re: Total beginner: installation questions
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At 7:55 PM -0700 2000-01-03, Kenny Schachat wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I'm trying to install MySQL for the first time and have some very 
>basic, beginner questions.  The system is a Sparc 4 running SunOS 
>5.5 generic.  I have chosen the SUN SunOS4 [sunos4.1.4 sparc sun] 
>binary.
>
>The problem I am having at the moment is a checksum error at the end 
>of running: gunzip < mysql-3.22.27-sun-sunos4.1.4-sparc.tar.gz | tar 
>xvf -
>
>Everything seems to be unpacking fine until the end when there is the error:
>"tar: directory checksum error".  According to the docs there is a 
>problem with the Solaris tar and long file names that can give this 
>error.  Is that also the case with SunOS?  If there is a problem 
>with tar and I need to use


Yes.

>gtar, what would be the procedure for getting gtar installed and 
>once it's installed would the unpacking look like:
>
>gunzip < mysql-3.22.27-sun-sunos4.1.4-sparc.tar.gz | gtar xvf -

Yes.  Or, since gtar can uncompress for itself, you can do this:

gtar zxvf mysql-3.22.27-sun-sunos4.1.4-sparc.tar.gz

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Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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Total beginner: installation questionsKenny Schachat4 Jan
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