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How can I install a forwarder on a Sun Solaris 5.10?

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I did the following -

bash-3.2$ uname -a
SunOS <host name> 5.10 Generic_Virtual sun4v sparc sun4v
bash-3.2$ tar -xvzf splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar.Z 
tar: z: unknown function modifier
Usage: tar {c|r|t|u|x}[BDeEFhilmnopPqTvw@[0-7]][bfk][X...] [blocksize] [tarfile] [size] [exclude-file...] {file | -I include-file | -C directory file}...

What can be done?

The following speaks about the tar -z option in Solaris - Extract and Uncompress tar.Z file, One Command (Solaris)

It suggests trying uncompress -c foo.tar.Z | tar xv -....

And, uncompress -c splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar.Z uncompresses it to stdout...

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1 Solution

Esteemed Legend

Try this:

gunzip splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar.Z
tar xvf splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar

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Esteemed Legend

Try this:

gunzip splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar.Z
tar xvf splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar

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Ultra Champion

Perfect - that works as well!!!!

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Motivator

I take it you can't use a .rpm on solaris right?

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Ultra Champion

I haven't tried an rpm on solaris... what would be the command?

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Ultra Champion

With some help from the SA and zcat splunkforwarder-6.4.1-debde650d26e-SunOS-sparc.tar.Z | tar -xf - did it.

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