When I attempt to download the current Adobe Flash Player 11 for Solaris, either the SPARC or the x86 version, I get a file that ends in .tar.tar which is unreadable using tar or gunzip or any other form of compression software, including WinZip. What am I supposed to do with a .tar.tar ? Usually is't .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz or .tgz.
That's odd that it's changing the extension from .bz2 to .tar. I just tried both files (which I downloaded from this page) and they came down as .bz2 which I was able to open without any problems. Could you try renaming to see if that helps?