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install solaris 2.6

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so i installed solaris 2.6 on a rave sun clone. i did the default installation installing everything. now i want to add stuff. first i tried to add webmin but couldn't because it needs perl. so i tried to add perl but i did the source which needs compilation. so i tried to add gcc 3.3.2 but got into all sorts of problems about space on device. i have an 18 gb hard drive but i'm not even sure if it's all being utilized. how does one proceed? is there a built in compiler on this os? i need to get this box up and running fast.
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have you gone to www.sunfreeware.com, and tried installing the pre-compiled binary packages?

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yes. i even got the small one. gcc_small-3.3.2-sol26-sparc-local.gz. i used pkgadd -d gcc... which apparently installs to /usr/local.  

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most of the packages install into /usr/local; how big did you make your /usr partition?

18Gigs should be plenty...

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my /usr is 615.47MB. that's the default size it gave me
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you don't need to reinstall, simply move /usr/local to another partition, for example like:

   mv /usr/local /mount-point-of-other-partition/local
   ln -s /mount-point-of-other-partition/local /usr/local

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ah, there are lots of things that don't NEED to be done... i was just suggesting a long term fix over a short term one :P

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just to second fim32, you can get yourself in a right pickle ln -s'ing and for the sake of a 2hr re-install it's worth redo'ing the partitions...
init S & mv & ln & init 5 & ready and enjoy
takes roughly 5 minutes vs. 2hr reinstall + Xhr reconfiguration
This is UNIX not M$ ;-)

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i reinstalled
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