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Old 10-20-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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i'm coming from a slackware background and have never wanted to do any other dist.
i'm part of a dev team for an HSP and we wanted to see if it would run on i installed solaris 10.
its a php/mysql based script and solaris doesn't seem to come with php, so i'll need to install it...mysql is up and running (that took a little time to figure out)

my questions are very newbish but i can't seem to resolve this myself
on slack, i would upload to either /usr/local or /usr/src, extract the file, ./configure, make then make install then edit any configs to taste
solaris is very different...

where am i suppoesed to upload archives to be installed? (like i said...very noobish)

also, i can't seem to extract a tar.gz
i keep getting a tar: /dev/rmt/0: no such file or directory

i've been googling for a tips and tricks and trying all kinds of different filters, but i just can't seem to get it right...

anyone know of a site that has basic noob stuff that i can browse?
Old 10-20-2005, 10:40 AM   #2
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You can d/l the applications you want from and just use "pkgadd " to install them. If you want to compile them from source (which is what I also prefer to do) you can d/l them in a specific directory to keep your sources together and use the same procedure (./configure, make, make install) to install them.
As for the "tar" command, the one that comes with solaris is not the GNU one, so you have to d/l it from the link above and install it. Then rename the original tar and make a symlink for the GNU tar.
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Thank you - appreciate it
yea that non-gnu tar was throwing alot of wrenches in my gears and really stripping them
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If you want to install and easily update freeware on your Solaris 10 box, the simpler way is through pkg-get command.


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