Downloading a software

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Hey people ,

I am working on a Sun Solaris machine v8 (unix).

I need to download and install a certain software, but I have no idea how to download anythin from the command line off the web ? I have CDE ( common desktop environment) but not sure of its functions.

Could anyone guide me just on how to download something from the web ?

Thank you very much !

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Uh.
Well, there's a ton of ways, but the easiest method just involves the following:
Ensure you d/l a binary or source file for your machine type (OS, Architecture)
If it's binary, execute it, however more than likely we are talking source code.
You will probably need to gunzip and extract from tar the file. (filename.tar.gz) -- though, there are a ton of compression extensions out there.
This might be easier if you actually mentioned what it is you wish to install.

I will continue along with the assumption it's a tarball of source.

So you tar -zxvf <filename>; this should gunzip and un-tar. Some systems (AIX notably) do not have gzip in the tar, so you have to run them on their own.
gunzip <filename>
tar -xvf <filename>
It should create a directory with your source files.
cd to that dir (cd <dir_name>
More than likely you need to configure the make process.
./configure
then run
make
then
make install
On BSD boxes I run rehash, to integrate libs.
That's it. Should be installed and ready to roll.
Cheers.

[Disclaimer: In the making of this procedural text, a great many assumptions were made; usage may vary.]
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I was just installing some software for Solaris 9 from http://www.sunfreeware.com

All I did was (at the command prompt)
# ftp
ftp> open http://www.sunfreeware.com
ftp> (promppt for login:) anonymous
ftp> (prompt for pass:) <insert your email address here>
ftp> cd /pub/freeware/sparc/9/ <you have to navigate to your architecture and version number>
ftp> get
ftp> <insert package name here>
ftp> <insert destination location here>
ftp> quit
# <navigate to the file>
# gunzip <package name>
# pkgadd -d ./<package name>

And then it's installed :)
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Hey, Thanks a lot ...

But your method doesnt seem to apply to me

Sorry ......I'll be more specific

I am on Solaris v8
I need to download the tar file from this site

http://www.exabyte.com/support/online/d ... fm?did=546

i could use my browser earlier in the CDE (netscape) but I inadvertently seemed to have changed some setting. Now when i click on the browser button it asks me to enter the URL ......but nothin happens once I click 'ok'

is there another way to dl the file ?

Can anyone figure this out ? I might have changed something in the .dtprofile file ...

Thanks ..
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Do you have lynx on the system?

If so, go to this link in lynx:
http://www.exabyte.com/support/online/d ... ?did=546&s

That is the no-login link.

Then just hit return a few times to accept the cookies, and choose to download.
Then arrow down to download the file. It should save it locally.

If you don't have it, then you might try to get wget if you don't have lynx installed.

Of course, you could just do an ftp from the cli (which in my opinion is the best way to do it);
ftp ftp.exabyte.com
Connected to ftp.exabyte.com.
220-Welcome to ftp.exabyte.com, a service of Exabyte Corporation, 2108 55th Street, Boulder, Colorado.
220-You can visit our web site at http://www.exabyte.com.
220-Please report bugs, problems, or suggestions to ftp@exabyte.com
220
Name (ftp.exabyte.com:john): anonymous
331 Please specify the password.
Password:
230 Login successful. Have fun.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.

ftp>cd /pub/tools/vxa
250 Directory successfully changed.
ftp> ls -la
227 Entering Passive Mode (161,81,7,101,165,31)
150 Here comes the directory listing.
drwxrwxr-x 2 529 529 4096 Jun 17 21:41 .
drwxrwxr-x 9 529 529 4096 Mar 19 00:03 ..
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 3004 Oct 10 2002 VXA2Tool.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 48883 Oct 10 2002 VXA2Tool.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 3215735 Jun 17 21:36 VXATool_WIN_V2.3.zip
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 5983 Jun 17 21:39 VXATool_WIN_V2.3_readme.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 503 503 3214215 Mar 09 16:13 VXATool_WIN_V200.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 503 503 5970 Mar 09 16:13 VXATool_WIN_V200_readme.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 18432 Jun 09 18:39 VXATools.xls
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 2980 Sep 18 2002 VXA_TOOL_DOS_readme.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 26758 Jun 09 18:18 vxaTool_Linux_V4.12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 7430 Jun 09 18:26 vxaTool_Linux_V4.12_readme.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 29613 Jun 09 18:18 vxaTool_MacOSX_V4.12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 10687 Jun 09 18:26 vxaTool_MacOSX_V4.12_readme.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 29294 Jun 09 18:18 vxaTool_Solaris-x86_V4.12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 7879 Jun 09 18:26 vxaTool_Solaris-x86_V4.12_readme.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 30595 Jun 09 18:18 vxaTool_Solaris_V4.12.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 7818 Jun 09 18:26 vxaTool_Solaris_V4.12_readme.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 503 503 30741 Jun 09 18:18 vxaTool_Win32_V4.12.ZIP
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 47494 Nov 28 2001 vxatool.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 41648 Oct 24 2002 vxatool_v17.out.sit
-rw-rw-r-- 1 529 529 5245 Oct 24 2002 vxatool_v17_readme.txt
226 Directory send OK.
ftp> get vxatool_Solaris_V4.12.tar.gz
local: vxaTool_Solaris_V4.12.tar.gz remote: vxaTool_Solaris_V4.12.tar.gz
227 Entering Passive Mode (161,81,7,101,219,120)
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for vxaTool_Solaris_V4.12.tar.gz (30595 bytes).
100% |***********************************************************************************************| 30595 00:00 ETA
226 File send OK.
30595 bytes received in 0.41 seconds (73.69 KB/s)

And there you have it.

Just gunzip and tar -xvf as I mentioned above, along with the other steps I mentioned before.

That's it.

CLI is so much better. :)

Cheers.
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Hey Daemonguy,

Thanks a lot !!!

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No worries.

Enjoy.

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