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 Please can somebody help here.
 I am looking around to find a copy of 'fortune' software on the Internet for Solaris 2.5.1 (SunOS 5.5.1). Can I find that in source code? Machine runs on Sun Enterprise 3000. Where I can find that 'fortune'?
 
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 elfie,

 1. fortunes_9510-4.deb -- How am I supposed to open this file on Solaris 2.5.1

 2. I asked fortune for Solaris and NOT for Linux.
 
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If you go the mentioned page, you will see 1 line lower then the "download it!" line,

a line the says "[Source Code: [dsc] [orig.tar.gz] [diff.gz] "

Just try there clicking "orig.tar.gz"

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I don't think Sun release the code to their version of fortune unless you have a source
code license which is very unusual to have. The Linux version should port relatively
easily to Solaris 2.5.1 since fortune doesn't do anything fancy, another alternative would be the FreeBSD code which is also easy to get. Besides, the only reason for recompiling fortune would be to allow the "-o" option and quite frankly the "obscene" jokes only option is not a politically correct justification for a source code license so I've never done it.
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Well it took an amount of time to port the fortune in Solaris. A friend of mine helped me port the code from Linux to Solaris. It works now just fine. Thank You ALL !!!
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