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How to tar splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z

Engager

I have downloaded the install file splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z for a server running solaris10.

I initially tried the following (taken from install guide)

tar -xvzf /tmp/splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z -C /opt
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}...
bash-3.2# 

I was told to drop the z and use tar -xvf........

But I'm now getting a directory checksum error - see below:

tar -xvf /tmp/splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z /opt
tar: directory checksum error

I found some feedback about a similar issue, but with an older forwarder version. There was a suggestion to use the zcat command first.

bash-3.2# zcat splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z
splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z.Z: No such file or directory

Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks!

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Engager

Thank you both for your responses.

A colleague of mine managed to uncompress the tar.z file using;

gzip -d splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z

I was then able to tar -xvf as originally suggested.

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Engager

Thank you both for your responses.

A colleague of mine managed to uncompress the tar.z file using;

gzip -d splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z

I was then able to tar -xvf as originally suggested.

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Influencer

The file that was downloaded from splunk.com was actually splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.Z not splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z. This file is compressed using the compress utility not the gzip utility.

Once you rename the file back to ending with a capital Z instead of a lowercase z ( mv splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.z splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.Z ) then you should be able to run:
zcat splunkforwarder-6.2.4-271043-SunOS10-sparc.tar.Z | tar -xvf - -C /opt

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SplunkTrust

Run gunzip on the .z file to uncompress the tarball. Then run tar -xvf to extract Splunk.

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