SUMMARY: ToolTalk error w/ fresh Solaris 8 install

From: David L. Markowitz (
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 11:55:39 CDT

Thanks as usual to super-sysadmin Casper Dik. No one else responded
on this, but he had the right stuff.

Original question:
>I'm trying to use dtmail remotely from a remote Solaris system to
>my desktop machine which is a SS20 with Solaris 8 and CDE. I have
>tried both with DISPLAY set to myhost:0 and via ssh (DISPLAY set
>to remotehost:10.0), and always get this error:
> ToolTalk is not initialized. Mailer cannot run without ToolTalk.
> Try starting /usr/dt/bin/dtsession, or contact your System Administrator.
>dtsession *is* running. I have tried remote hosts from Solaris 2.5.1
>to 8, with no change.

He said I needed to do two things: copy ~/.TTauthority to the remote
host, and apply the ToolTalk patches as necessary. Those patches
are (for SPARC machines):

        Solaris 2.5.1 104489-11
        Solaris 2.6 105802-12
        Solaris 7 107893-07

        David L. Markowitz Director, UNIX Software Litronic Inc

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