script on Solaris

Brian Alston Brian Alston <>
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 15:09:53 +0100 (BST)

I'm installing TeXlive 4 on the central Unix service at UCL (Sun Solaris 2.6) 
and after the main installtion I wanted to install a few extra packages (eg 
subfigure) so I used the script using these commands:

	cd /cdrom/texlive4a
	sh --package=subfigure
This fails with the following messages:

	Packages will be installed in /nfs/fs-b/dev8/ccaabaa/TeX/TeX-Live4/
	sh: cf: not found
	sh: xf: not found
	mktexlsr: Updating /home/ccaabaa/texmf/ls-R... 
	mktexlsr: Updating /home/ccaabaa/src/TeX/TeX-local/ls-R... 
	mktexlsr: Updating /nfs/fs-b/dev8/ccaabaa/TeX/TeX-Live4/texmf/ls-R... 
	mktexlsr: Updating /home/ccaabaa/TeX-fonts/ls-R... 
	mktexlsr: Done.

After a bit of investigation I found that the script was using the 'xargs' 
method instead of the 'tar' method for installing files and the cf: and xf: not 
found messages were coming from the xargs command line.

I managed to get round the problem by installing GNU tar. now 
uses the 'tar' method.


Brian Alston,
User Support,				e-mail:
Information Systems - EISD,
University College London