Re: Mathematica 4.2 on Solaris 6?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg36858] Re: Mathematica 4.2 on Solaris 6?*From*: "Dr. David Kirkby" <davek at medphys.ucl.ac.uk>*Date*: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 02:55:34 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: University College London.*References*: <amh34m$9b4$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Alex Dawson wrote: > > Hi All, > > Has anyone had any luck getting Mathematica 4.2 to work > on a Sun running Solaris 6? > > I get the following error message when starting Mathematica: > > ./Mathematica > ld.so.1: ./Mathematica: fatal: librt.so.1: open failed: No such file or > directory > Killed > > But "math" works. > > Any thoughts on this would be appreciated - even if it's just > "Solaris 6 sucks - Reinstall with Solaris 8/9". I'd rather not go to the > trouble of reinstalling the box unless absolutely necessary (It is a > 270mhz Ultra 5) I'd be tempted to run 'ldd' and see what libraries it needs. On my Solaris 9 box, with Mathematica 4.2 I see: wren /usr/local/stow/Mathematica-4.2/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/Binaries/Solaris % ldd ../Mathematica libXt.so.4 => /usr/lib/libXt.so.4 libXext.so.0 => /usr/lib/libXext.so.0 libXmu.so.4 => /usr/lib/libXmu.so.4 libX11.so.4 => /usr/lib/libX11.so.4 libnsl.so.1 => /usr/lib/libnsl.so.1 libsocket.so.1 => /usr/lib/libsocket.so.1 libc.so.1 => /usr/lib/libc.so.1 libucb.so.1 => /usr/ucblib/libucb.so.1 librt.so.1 => /usr/lib/librt.so.1 libpthread.so.1 => /usr/lib/libpthread.so.1 libSM.so.6 => /usr/lib/libSM.so.6 libICE.so.6 => /usr/lib/libICE.so.6 libm.so.1 => /usr/lib/libm.so.1 libdl.so.1 => /usr/lib/libdl.so.1 libmp.so.2 => /usr/lib/libmp.so.2 libelf.so.1 => /usr/lib/libelf.so.1 libaio.so.1 => /usr/lib/libaio.so.1 libmd5.so.1 => /usr/lib/libmd5.so.1 /usr/platform/SUNW,Ultra-60/lib/libc_psr.so.1 libthread.so.1 => /usr/lib/libthread.so.1 /usr/platform/SUNW,Ultra-60/lib/libmd5_psr.so.1 You should be able to find the libraries it's using, and hopefully it might just be looking in the wrong place, in which case you may be able to create a symbolic link. However, if Solaris 2.6 is not supported (I don't know if it is) it is quite possible it wants a library you don't have, in which case you are stuck unless you re-install a later OS. -- Dr. David Kirkby, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Medical Physics, University College London, 11-20 Capper St, London, WC1E 6JA. Tel: 020 7679 6408 Fax: 020 7679 6269 Internal telephone: ext 46408 e-mail davek at medphys.ucl.ac.uk