12.10 install issue on HP-UX / Problema na instalação de 12.10 em HP-UX

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English version:
Very quick post to report a small issue and it’s solution while installing the latest Informix version (12.10) on HP-UX (11.31 – Itanium).
After decompressing the tar file I’ve run ids_install and got the following error:
Preparing to install...
Extracting the JRE from the installer archive...
Unpacking the JRE...
tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create

[ lots of similar lines]

tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
tar: ././@LongLink - cannot create
The included VM could not be unarchived (TAR). Please try to download
the installer again and make sure that you download using 'binary'
mode. Please do not attempt to install this currently downloaded copy.

I verified the package integrity and after some internal and external search I’ve found references to the fact that some versions of native tar command don’t support long file names (the limit of 100 characters is referenced in some sources). A possible solution is to get, install and use the GNU tar (a tar utility made available by the GNU foundation).
I also tried to install 12.10 in Li…

Auteur : noreply@blogger.com (Fernando Nunes)

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