[rescue] a couple of Solaris questions
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Sat Aug 4 17:56:43 CDT 2001
This is only on topic because it has do to with my recently rescued dual
processor Ultra 2 (which I REALLY like!).
1) What does everybody use for a graphical ftp client? I downloaded LLNL
xftp from SunFreeware, and it works, but it is pretty bare bones, and not
particularly artistic to look at.
2) I want to remove the Apache that was installed with Solaris 8 and
compile my own with mod perl. So I go to the nice little Solaris Product
Registry tool, and click on Apache, and it says:
Dependent Components - Entire Distribution.
What!?! Will I break everything if I remove it? Is there any problem with
removing it and compiling my own? (Besides, it is version 1.3.9!)
3) Every once and awhile the path thing bites me. I installed all the GNU
stuff from the Additional software CD. It seems to put all the executables
and libraries inside /opt/sfw. So today I was installing Mysql, which
seemed to not be able to find libstdc++.so.2.10.0 when it needed it ( to
First I made sure that /opt/sfw/lib was in the path of the user that was
running mysql_install_db, which was the "mysql" user. That didn't work.
Then I put a link to libstdc++.so.2.10.0 from the
/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/, where there are some other shared libraries
that belong to mysql. That didn't work.
Finally, I put a link to libstdc++.so.2.10.0 from the /lib directory, and
My question - if /opt/sfw/lib was correctly in the path of the user that
was trying to run the executable, why couldn't the executable find the
library that it needed. I checked by doing echo $PATH and it was there,
clear as day...
Thanks so much for your help.
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