I don't know if this is going to make difference but i am using solaris 8 intel platform. i download the binary from this link ftp://ftp.samba.org/pub/samba/
okay.. this is what i happen
i try to tar -xvf and the file it give and error " directory checksum error"
This is the file i download samba-2.2.2.tar.gz
is this the right file to download for solaris 8. Thank you so much for your help, thanks again
i think, u got this error due to some error while downloading the file. If this is a binary file, it should better be transferred in the binary mode. Instead of downloading using your browser, you can do an anonymous ftp to ftp.samba.org and find the file there in pub/samba directory. U can ftp it to your machine in binary mode. That may help u.
This file size is actually 6622889 bytes. So, find the size of the tar file that u have downloaded. If it doesnt matches, u certainly had the problem in downloading.