Tried taking out the if statement also tried replacing xoac with ./xoac and ./xoac &, there is some progress here ie: it now does nothing at all, by which I mean there are no errors returned however nor is the programme running either.
There are instructions that say set your paths and display environment like this:
Are these valid - they appeared to be accepted ?
This is old software it's called Angoss Smartware Plus (a cross platform development suite including database, spreadsheet, comms and wordprocessor) - it used to run fine on older versions of RH (5.1 or before) and other linux platforms, but now for some reason it won't run on the newer versions. Could it be a library link or path problem ?
The main errors I get are No such file or directory. But now there are no errors at all, but no programme, even when I reverse the amendments to the file I still get no errors ?
Talk about a bit bemused i've just found this at one of the download site ftp://ftp.angoss.com/pub/smartware/demos/linux/:
BTW, the X version requires X11R6.
I guess this is the release of X11 it needs ?