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20011106: McIDAS vis-a-via Solaris 7/8

>From: "James R. Frysinger" <address@hidden>
>Organization: College of Charleston
>Keywords: 200111061842.fA6Igt112242 McIDAS platfomrs


>I am considering installing McIDAS 7.8 on our computer, 'weather', in my
>role as sysadmin. The Users Guide states that Solaris 8 is needed for
>SPARC stations. We have Solaris 7 installed and it seems that this means
>we will have to install the (free) upgrade to Solaris 8. A colleague
>(who actually "owns" the computer) is less than keen about Solaris 8. Is
>Solaris 8 actually necessary for McIDAS 7.8 or will Solaris 7 suffice?

No.  I run McIDAS on Solaris 2.6, 2.7, and 2.8.

>In the latter event, are we more likely to run into difficulties than we
>would if we installed on top of Solaris 8?

No, not, that is, if your 2.7 system and compilers have current patches

>regards and thanks,

Please let me know if you run into any snags when installing the latest
version of Unidata McIDAS, 7.8.

>Jim Frysinger
>James R. Frysinger                  University/College of Charleston
>10 Captiva Row                      Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
>Charleston, SC 29407                66 George Street
>843.225.0805                        Charleston, SC 29424
>http://www.cofc.edu/~frysingj       address@hidden
>Cert. Adv. Metrication Specialist   843.953.7644

Tom Yoksas

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