problem with source 5.03

Julian Seward (Intl Vendor)
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 02:53:51 -0800

| There seems to be a problem with the source tar.bz2=20
| distribution of the
| 5.03 snapshot.  The web page claims it's 5.3M, but the actualy file is
| only 4117517 bytes and doesn't untar properly:
| x ghc-5.03.20020204/ghc/InstallShield/Setup Files/Compressed Files, 0
| bytes, 0 tape blocks
| x ghc-5.03.20020204/ghc/InstallShield/Setup Files/Compressed
| Files/Language Independent, 0 bytes, 0 tape blocks
| tar: directory checksum error
| I was able to grab a CVS image, but someone should probably fix this.

The web page is wrong.  The file is OK. =20

haskell:~/website/dist/5.03.20020204$ ls -l
-rw-rw-r--    1 sewardj  sewardj   4117517 Feb  5 09:17
haskell:~/website/dist/5.03.20020204$ bzip2 -tv
  ghc-5.03.20020204-src.tar.bz2: ok

and I guess you are untarring it on solaris, using the solaris tar?
If so try GNU tar?