[Rd] unable to compile Recommended packages

Jens Elkner jel+r at cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Wed Mar 10 01:45:54 CET 2010

On Tue, Mar 09, 2010 at 02:14:50PM -0500, Alex Bryant wrote:
> Thank you for your responses.  It turns out the problem was my version of 'tar' on solaris.  I downloaded the latest Gnu tar and the install completed successfully.  Who would of know ;)
> > SunOS xxxx 5.10 Generic_118822-25 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-280R

Just a little note: You should add /usr/sfw/bin to your PATH env var
or ask your Sysadmin to install SUNWgtar:
Solaris 10 (even the 3 years aka pretty old version u3 you are using) 
already comes with a lot of GNU stuff ...

On none-GNU OSs GNU tools usually pick up GNU tools before the OS tools,
when they find them ...

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