Trying to get nmap running on Solaris 8

Posted on 2008-10-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I'm tryig to get nmap to run on Solaris 8. I downloaded the nmap package from and installed it. When I try to run nmap it errors out with this: nmap: fatal: open failed: No such file or directory

So then I thought I'd load package libgcc-3.4.6-sol8-sparc-local that nmap recommend  but when I did it produced this error so I backed out:

Using </usr/local> as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
   3 package pathnames are already properly installed.
## Verifying disk space requirements.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.

The following files are already installed on the system and are being
used by another package:

Do you want to install these conflicting files [y,n,?,q] q

I quit out at this point.

So my question is what should I do next. Should I unload the conflicting package (no sure what it is) and  then try loading "libgcc-3.4.6-sol8-sparc-local" ?  is there a package update command I should be trying instead?
Question by:jjc_mn
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Another possiblity is to take the libgcc03.4.6 package, run pkgtrans on it to get a directory, then install just the library that you need without updating the symlinks.  

pkgtrans libgcc-3.4.6-sol8-sparc-local /tmp

cd /tmp/SMC*
cd reloc/usr/local/lib
cp /usr/local/lib
chmod a+rx /usr/local/lib/

Then try running nmap

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You the MAN Blu, You the MAN!  

Worked Great. Thanks
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I think that was the nicest thank you I have ever gotten!

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