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Old 08-12-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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I need to get KORN shell installed in my version of RedHat ver 9.


RedHat uses BASH as the default shell. I have found the RPM to pdksh but can't seem to get it to install the KORN shell I need for compatibility issues with another system. Have tried downloading various packages from the internet - non seem to work.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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What type of error do you get when you try to install the korn shell?

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Old 08-12-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
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I don't really get an error, the little dialog box pops up for a couple seconds and then disappears when I double click the file name making it appear as if it is doing something. If I try to "run" the RPM from a terminal window I get an error saying "unable to execute binary file". Is there a command I need to use to get linux to unpack the file?
 
Old 08-12-2008, 04:18 PM   #4
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Is it possible to install an RPM using a right click option in KDE?Otherwise I would use your package manager to install the file.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
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I can't find ksh anywhere in the packages that the GUI add/remove applications link pulls up - I have looked in every detail list for them. I have located the RPM on the installations CD's and copied it into the /bin directory but can't seem to get it to uncompress - is there a command I'm missing? Right clicking on the file in program manager and choosing "open with" and "add application" only appears to work-I can't find a binary for ksh anywhere after doing that.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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Try it from the cmd line:

rpm -ivh file.rpm

http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...RPM-HOWTO.html

Test if its installed already with

rpm -qa|grep -i ksh

and

cat /etc/shells


Just FYI, RH9 (codename Shrike) has not been supported/updated for yrs, so its wide open to exploits and you'll have probs with modern HW/SW. Highly recommend you move up to eg Fedora 8 / 9 if possible.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 01:47 PM   #7
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Talking

Thanks a million Chris, that was the info I needed. I have now sucessfully installed ksh and set it as my default shell so I can proceed with my project. Will look into upgrading to Fedora - just seemed a shame to waste a perfectly good software package I had purchased a few years ago.
Thanks again for the help -- Loran
 
Old 08-13-2008, 08:11 PM   #8
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Ok. Just one thing though, iirc pdksh was written before ksh became 'open' so it was back-engineered from the observed functionality of the old ksh.
(pd = public domain)
IOW, don't expect it to be a perfect clone, esp for later versions.

Last edited by chrism01; 08-14-2008 at 08:38 PM.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:51 AM   #9
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The code I'm trying to interface with was written several years ago so I'll probably be ok. Guess we'll see.
 
  


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