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Installing the gcc package on Solaris 9 Spark

Hi there,
I am trying to istall gcc 3.3.2 on a Sun Blade 2000 running Solaris 9. I have tried gzip, tar -xvf, and pkgadd -d "path". Nothing seems to work. Any suggestions how to approach this problem?

Thank you
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durindilCommented:
If you are in the directory with the tar.gz file, you gunzip it, then tar xvf, and then from there do "pkgadd -d ."  the "." tells it to read the package directories there.  You have to be outside of the package directory.
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liddlerCommented:
use the file command, i.e.
file gcc....
this should tell you whete its a file, a tar archive, compressed, zipped, cpio etc...)
Assuming you got the binary package from www.sunfreeware.com.  IT is zipped
gunzip gcc-3.3.2-sol9-sparc-local.gz
pkgadd -d gcc-3.3.2-sol9-sparc-local

should do the trick
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arnoldCommented:
The package is about three gigabyte in size.  Do you have the space to expand it?  Use gcc3.2.3 instead and then you can compile gcc3.3.2 on your own.  You must install the os With the Developer options.

Arnold
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arnoldCommented:
I seem to have previously downloaded a bad/currupted version.  you would need ~400MB of space to expand the gcc package.
then like liddler said. pkgadd -d to add.

Arnold
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