Saturday, March 24, 2007

Using wget, gcc & gmake on Solaris, by fixing the PATH

Solaris has a number of useful commands, like gcc and wget, hidden away in
directory '/usr/sfw/bin'. But, by default, for user root, Solaris does not add this
directory to the path. So assuming you are using Bash as your shell,
try the following:

bash-3.00# echo $PATH
bash-3.00# export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sfw/bin
bash-3.00# echo $PATH
bash-3.00# wget -V
GNU Wget 1.10.2
bash-3.00# gcc -v
gcc version 3.4.3 (csl-sol210-3_4-20050802)
bash-3.00# gmake -v
GNU Make 3.80
bash-3.00# uname -a
SunOS solaris 5.11 snv_57 i86pc i386 i86pc

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