Solaris install problem

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dlane
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Solaris install problem

Post by dlane »

I'm having trouble installing V1.68 on solaris 9. When typing:

install

in the untar directory it reports:

install: test: unknown operator: /sbin/uname

When typing /sbin/uname it reports "SunOS". I looked at the install script and am baffled why it doesn't work.

Any ideas? ... Dave
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Re: Solaris install problem

Post by xnview »

dlane wrote:I'm having trouble installing V1.68 on solaris 9. When typing:

install

in the untar directory it reports:

install: test: unknown operator: /sbin/uname

When typing /sbin/uname it reports "SunOS". I looked at the install script and am baffled why it doesn't work.

Any ideas? ... Dave
And by using sh install?
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dlane
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Location: Canada

Post by dlane »

You said:

>And by using sh install?

The sh shell is identified in the script, but I did also try:

./install
sh install

However I just found the problem by trying

ksh install

This worked, so it appears as though the script is not sh compable (at least on Solaris 9). Also note that Solaris 9 seems to moved the app-defaults directory since /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults does not exist.

Cheers, Dave