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installp and smit install_latest: trying to install to another location.. Pls help!!

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I am trying to install a .bff file using "smit install_latest" which uses the installp command. That would be fine normally, but it is insisting to install my program (gcc) in /usr/local/bin. I have no space here and want to install it in /sw6/local/bin. How do I specify the location of where to install the file. It gives me no options. Pls help. Thanks in advance for all the help.
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installp does not allow you to install to a different directory. You can either free up space in the filesystem containing /usr/local/bin or move the contents of /usr/local/bin to /sw6/local/bin and then mount /sw6/local/bin over /usr/local/bin.

Note that installp is AIX only - you have a bettern chance of getting such questions answered by putting them in

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This is not really a solution but rather a workaround to your problem. If you just want to have gcc installed somewhere else than /usr/local you may download the compiled version from http://aixpdslib.seas.ucla.edu/packages/gcc.html. You will find there package in tar.gz format instead of installp. Choose the package corresponding to your AIX version.
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