Tar @LongLink errors untarring TADDM 7.1 install files on AIX 5.3

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Question

Attempts to use the AIX "tar" command or even "pax" may return @Longlink errors
and fail to extract the installation images.

Cause

The install images for TADDM for AIX provided with the CCMDB 7.1 product are too large for standard tar command to handle.
Errors look like these:
././@LongLink
TADDM/extensions/nls/com/ibm/cdb/topomgr/extension/gui/messages/ModelExt
ensionUIResources_pt_BR.prop
pax: ././@LongLink : 0511-646 The filetype is unknown.
././@LongLink
TADDM/extensions/nls/com/ibm/cdb/topomgr/extension/gui/messages/ModelExt
ensionUIResources_ru.propert
pax: ././@LongLink : 051
Tar and pax cannot handle a symbolic link ( the 'link name') exceeding 100 bytes


Answer

Download, install and use GNU tar, version 1.14 or later. The GNU tar can be downloaded from

the Free Software Directory under ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/
It must be installed as the default tar utility in the path (the default install location for GNU tar is /usr/local/bin).

Product Alias/Synonym

TADDM

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Document information


More support for:

Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager

Software version:

7.1

Operating system(s):

AIX

Reference #:

1296299

Modified date:

2011-02-03

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