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Re: Problem: install on HPUX

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  • Subject: [mg10904] Re: Problem: install on HPUX
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 20:15:43 -0500
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <6bri3o$>

On 11 Feb 1998, M. Damerell wrote:

> We have:
> HP 712, HPUX 9 with Patch PHKL_6075  & Mathematica V2.
> Paid for upgrade to V3 + CD-ROM.  Unfortunately V3 requires HPUX 10,
> which in turn is very hoggish: I am advised we need at least double our
> present RAM + disk space & so forth.
> So I tried to install on  HPUX9  & failed.  The problem first met is
> that as mounted, the files on the CD all  have names in uppercase, e.g:
> but this file  refers to other files  on the  CD  by names with initial
> caps, thus:
> reloc=../../Files/SystemFiles/Installation
> cd $reloc
> SystemResources/Utilities/Mathinstaller $*
> (extracts, snipped).  Several other command scripts  on the  CD  do the
> same.  I tried using the patch  to change filenames, but the only
> option provided  is to map filenames to all lower case which doesnt
> solve the problem.
> I am very reluctant to spend 500 pounds or so to upgrade our H-ware for
> HPUX 10 if we still cant run Math. V3 on it.  Please has anybody
> successfully  installed it on HPUX 10.20 as received on the free CD
> from  HP ?  
> Do the files on the CD really have 
> initial-capital names like
> Unix/Installers/Hp-Risc/Mathinstaller
> If so, is it a bug in  PHKL_6075  that I cannot see the  filenames in
> their correct case ?

The reason that you are seeing all caps when you mount the CD-ROM is
that the HP-UX is way behind the rest of the world in being able to
mount an ISO 9660 format CD-ROM with Rock Ridge Extensions.  A
discussion of how to deal with this under HP-UX 10.10 and 10.20 can be
found at URL:

The filenames on the CD actually use a mix of caps and lowercase
letters. For example, the installation script is named "MathInstaller."
Since the Mathematica file layout is rather large, it would be a very
tedious copy the CD-image to a hard drive and rename all of the files. 

Even if you were to try to do this, there's no guarantee that
Mathematica 3.0 will run reliably on your release of HP-UX.  The HP
PA-RISC version was built on a machine running HP-UX 10.10, so there
may be some backward compatibility problems.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group  Wolfram
Research, Inc.        
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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