The gzip and gunzip utilities are not largefile aware in Solaris 8 (Doc ID 1017463.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 8.0 [Release 8.0]
All Platforms

Symptoms

Attempting to compress a file larger than 2Gb with gzip results in error: Value too large for defined data type.

Attempting to uncompress a file larger than 2GB with gunzip results in error: File too large

Cause

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