Re: 2.0b3 installation failuer

From: David D. Kilzer <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 13:50:17 -0600
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Hi Edward,

Hypermail is expecting a BSD-style "install" script. The install script that comes with Solaris in /usr/sbin/ does NOT work. You need the install script in /usr/ucb/ under Solaris 2.6.

Change the Makefile to use "/usr/ucb/install", or change your PATH before running "make install" so that "/usr/ucb" appears before "/usr/sbin" in your PATH environment variable.


Edward Spodick <> wrote:

>I have not been able to finish the installation of Hypermail v2.0b3 on
>our Solaris 2.6 Sun Sparcstation. Everything is fine until the final
>'make install' which gives the following error:
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>> make install
>install -c -m 0755 hypermail /usr/local/bin
>install: The -c, -f, -n options each require a directory following!
>*** Error code 2
>make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `install'
>- - - - -
>I get this 'out of the box' without making any changes to the Makefile or opti
ons.h (I did those, and had the error, so I decided to see how it behaved in de fault settings mode).
>Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
>-Edward Spodick, Systems Librarian
>- - - - -
>Edward F Spodick, Systems Librarian -
>Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
>tel: 852-2358-6743 fax: 852-2358-1043
Received on Mon 11 Jan 1999 09:55:27 PM GMT

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