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Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar for solaris

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] GNU tar for solaris
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 14:45:26 -0700
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Chuck Swiger <address@hidden> writes:

> GNU tar compiles from source just fine on Solaris,

Actually, that's not quite true for tar 1.19 due to a last-minute
minor configuration bug in the distribution; see

You can work around the problem by configuring with something like the
following shell command:

CC='gcc -DCHAR_BIT=8' ./configure

The problem will be fixed in the next tar version.

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