Running an Agent/Automation installation results in the below error during the initial extraction portion of the in install.
Error Message :
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Error in tar archive.
CA Automic Applications Manager
This error is generally caused when the script is trying to run the uncompress command but is not able to. The script only runs this command if it detects that it is installed on the system. If not found, the script will use a different extraction command. If a "which uncompress" command returns the location of the command, insure that the command is not symlinked to another command.
Remove the symlink on the uncompress command and rerun the installation.