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.