A directory checksum error shows when untarring the CA Spectrum media file on Solaris

Document ID : KB000031319
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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DESCRIPTION:

You have downloaded the CA Spectrum media (tar file) on your Solaris server from the CA Support Download Center and verified the checksum is correct, however when you run the 'tar -xvf' command against the tar file, you get the following error.

     tar: directory checksum error

This is due to an issue with 'tar' utility on the Solaris platform.

 

SOLUTION:

To work around this problem utilize the following steps.

1. Rename the Spectrum media <filename>.tar file to <filename>.tar.gz
2. Unzip the file using 'gunzip'
          gunzip <filename>.tar.gz
3. <filename>.tar will be generated from step 2. Now run 'tar -xvf' against this tar file.
          tar -xvf <filename>.tar