Hi I have been spending some evening time trying to set up our next terminal for mcidasx. Since it is a solaris-intel machine, and we do not have sun's compilers, I have chosen the gcc/f2c route, as described on your web site. Have installed f2c and related stuff obtained from your site with no problem. Have also obtained gcc-2.95.1-sol7-intel-local.gz from Sunfreeware and since it is a .gz file, also got their gzip-1.2.4a-sol7-intel-local for unpacking things, as they direct. Both of the above were downloaded to /usr/local. The problem is that gzip does not want to unpack the .gz file. My entry: ./gzip-1.2.4a-sol7-intel-local -d gcc-2.95.1-sol7-intel-local.gz returns a page or two of scroll and at the bottom the message gcc-2.95.1-sol7-intel-local.gz probably not in gzexe format; file unchanged I have changed the permissions on both files to become executable after downloading them in binary format via ftp. I have used gzip or gunzip before and not had trouble so am stumped. Have also done all this as root. Any ideas? Alan >From address@hidden Wed Sep 22 10:24:00 1999 Hi I apologize for the request regarding gcc from Sunfreeware that I sent last night. On the way home I realized that I had not used the pkgadd command to install the gzip package, and that was why it would not unpack the gcc.gz file. I knew I needed to use pkgadd for the install of the gcc file, but since gzip was sent uncompressed, I thought pkgadd was not needed for it. Used pkgadd this am and now both gunzip and gcc (along with lots of other stuff) are found in my /usr/local/bin and other /usr/local/ directories. Thanks Alan
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