15.10.04 - Verifying TAR Script Dependencies are Installed - Teradata Tools and Utilities

Teradata Tools and Utilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide

Teradata Tools and Utilities
July 2017

The tar executable must be located in the PATH on the system running the script. On UNIX and Linux, tar is typically in the /bin directory. A standard Windows installation does not include tar.exe or gzip.exe. These utilities must be installed manually.

  • Ensure that the tar executable is located in the PATH on the system by running the script.tar only compresses a small amount, compared to the other platform's packages.

    If the tar.exe executable is not found on the system, the script aborts. The script displays a download location for the GNU version of tar.exe at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/pub/gnu/tar/tar-1.12.msdos.exe.

    This version of tar.exe works on 32-bit Windows only.

    If the gzip.exe compression utility is in the PATH, the script uses the utility to compress the tar file.