I think you don't fully understand my question. I am not asking whether I can't download .Z file or not. The link has pkg.Z file but when you hit the download button, it will download as .Z file instead of pkg.Z file. I think the link is pointing to wrong location.
From my testing with wget or direct link,
It will save the file as splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.z instead of splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.pkg.Z
aljohnson@aljohnson-mbp15 : ~/test $ wget -O splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-intel.pkg.Z 'http://www.sp... (truncated) 100%[=====================================================================================================================================>] 139,730,839 5.48MB/s in 33s 2015-01-09 11:23:04 (4.03 MB/s) - 'splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-intel.pkg.Z' saved [139730839/139730839] aljohnson@aljohnson-mbp15 : ~/test $ file splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.pkg.Z splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.pkg.Z: compress'd data 16 bits aljohnson@aljohnson-mbp15 : ~/test $ uncompress splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.pkg.Z aljohnson@aljohnson-mbp15 : ~/test $ file splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.pkg splunk-6.2.1-245427-solaris-10-sparc.pkg: pkg Datastream (SVR4)
On the download page, select the pkg.Z file:
As you mentioned, the first you thin you need to do is uncompress:
The uncompressed file will have the same file name, minus the Z, in the same directory.
Secondly, you'll need to
pkgadd -d ./splunk-6.2.1.pkg
After that, a list of the available packages is displayed.
Select the packages you wish to process (the default is "all").
The installer then prompts you to specify a base installation directory.
To install into the default directory, /opt/splunk, leave this blank.
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