SUMMARY: Loading Openwindows on a Sparc 1+

From: Jim Anderson (
Date: Sat Feb 27 1993 - 07:25:06 CST

My Original message:
> I just got a Sparcstation 1+ with 2 100MB drives. I have a borrowed CD-ROM
> drive and SunOS 4.1.3 w/ Openwindows 3 (ie Solaris 1.1). I need to get
> Openwindows loaded on this machine. It will be a demo machine that will be
> on and off the network here, so I can't NFS mount the directory. The
> standard add_services program won't load the software (since I don't have
> 40+MB available in /usr). I have (I thought) managed to get it loaded with
> some symbolic links so that it is split between the two drives. The problem
> I am now having is that when I try to start up Openwindows, I get a message
> about ld being unable to find Currently I have symbolic
> links for this name in /lib, /usr/lib, and /usr/openwin/lib and it still
> can't find it. Where is it looking for it? Has anybody else managed to get
> Openwindows 3 running in this type of configuration? Thanks for any help
> (I only have the CD-ROM drive until Wednesday, so I have to have it running
> by then).

The responses fell into four catagories - disable sunview support, run
ldconfig, check the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable and reboot the machine.
Disabling sunview support won't work since I also need to run a sunview
application. In my case, a reboot was sufficient. I managed to get
all the stuff I needed loaded up on the machine (quite a task) within
the allotted time.

Even though I know I sound like a broken record, this list is great! Thanks
to everybody:

From: Ian Daniel <>
[disable suntools, install openwindows, sunview fron suninstall]

From: nims@Andersen.COM (Christopher D. Nims)
From: Adrian Booth <>
From: trdlnk!mike@uunet.UU.NET (Michael Sullivan)

[use "openwin -nosunview" and check LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable]

From: (Bill Nolf)

[use "extract_files sr0 Openwindow_Users" to load]

From: (Adam Shostack)

[Run ldconfig]

From: ups!kalli!kevin@fourx.Aus.Sun.COM (Kevin Sheehan
                {Consulting Poster Child})

[Reboot and check LD_LIBRARY_PATH]


> Last week, I had to do the EXACT same thing. What a pain! The successful
> installation was performed in two parts- using the custom install option under
> suninstall. I first loaded all the necessary OS into / and /usr. The options
> that I installed first were;
> ::::::::::::::
> media_list
> ::::::::::::::
> root
> usr
> Kvm
> Install
> Networking
> System_V
> Sys
> SunView_Users // Not necessary, if you'll never use //
> Text
> Debugging
> SunView_Programmers // Not necessary, if you'll never use //
> Graphics
> ::::::::::::::
> Then, after trying to change the default destination directory under
> suninstall (which didn't work), I created a symbolic link from /usr/openwin
> to the second disk. I then reran suninstall (custom) and installed openlook
> into /usr/openwin. - It worked.

Jim Anderson			(612) 829-9060
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