Solaris/FreeBSD tar file incompatibility?

adyas at adyas at
Tue Oct 29 16:52:25 GMT 2002


Does anyone know of any tar incompatibilities between Solaris (8) and 
FreeBSD?  We're creating a tar file on a Solaris box, (around 200MB) and 
then attempting to un-tar it on a FreeBSD machine.  The archive looks 
different on the FreeBSD machine, files that were within directories now 
appear in the tar's root directory.

We don't think the file is corrupt, having transfered the file (ftp) a 
number of times with the same results.

Also, I'm sure I've done this before without any problems, I'm thinking 
maybe it's a file name length problem?


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