Architecture Independent Build FAQ

  1. I cannot un-tar the Berkeley DB XML product archive.

    The Berkeley DB XML archive includes some paths that are longer than some tar programs can handle (for example, AIX, and Solaris). In general, the required files are unpacked, and the limitation will not be noticed. The files in question are not in the main product, and will not affect the build and installation.

    If there is an error during tar, or a filename appears to have been truncated, you can either install and use a different tar program, such as GNU tar or use the Windows distribution (a .zip archive). If you have another machine on your network that has GNU tar, you can use that machine to do the work, via NFS.