[RndTbl] Mounting UFS

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu Aug 25 11:36:32 CDT 2011

Why not install GNU tar from sunfreeware?  Actually, come to think of it, GNU tar should be part of the semi-supported freeware packages on the Solaris DVD...

Kevin McGregor <kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com> wrote:

>It turns out that /usr/sbin/tar on my Solaris 10 system is not statically
>linked (there is no /usr/sbin/static, and I checked ldd tar). Does anyone
>know where I can get a statically-linked tar, or should I just suck it up
>and copy all of the library dependencies over? I can script that; I'm just
>annoyed that I have to.
>On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Kevin McGregor
><kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'll just try this:
>> /usr/bin/cp /usr/sbin/static/tar /tmp
>> /usr/bin/dd if=file.tar | /usr/bin/chroot /tmp ./tar xf -
>> And see what happens. It's a short-term situation, so this should be
>> sufficient.
>> On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM, John Lange <john at johnlange.ca> wrote:
>>> You can always download and compile GNU tar on Solaris if you need it.
>>> I had to do that once some years back because of some Solaris bug that
>>> prevented me from untaring.
>>> It only takes a few minutes and saves a lot of time in the long run
>>> trying to figure out the Solaris tar equivalents of the GNU tar
>>> commands you're used to.
>>> John
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