SUMMARY: gzip error on Solaris 9 SPARC

From: Anthony Gunia <>
Date: Sun Jul 30 2006 - 11:28:24 EDT
Sorry for the delay in this summary.  Many thanks to all with their
solutions on this.  Richard Skelton and LS identified the problem...I needed
to build a large file aware version of gzip.  Thanks to LS for providing the
compiled version (64 bits mode with large file support) which worked
perfectly.  Here's my original post:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to tar/gzip a large directory that is 4.5GB on Solaris 9 SPARC.
> I'm using the following command:
> # tar -cvf - <directory> | gzip > /var/archives/file.tar.gz
> The error I get is:
> gzip: stdout: Invalid argument
> I am writing the file to another mount point called /var/archives that 
> has 20GB of free space.  I've installed and tried using GNU tar and 
> GNU gzip from the Sun freeware site, and get farther along with the 
> file, but still get the same error.  Could someone shed some light on what
is going on, and
> how to compress this directory?   Thanks, and results will be posted.
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