SGI IRIX Freeware

Inst Selection Files

Selections files are a convenient way to load a bundle of software and all of its prerequisite packages. The selections files available today are:

You may also find the inst-get script useful. It will attempt to download (using wget) all the prerequisite freeware packages required for a given install.

If you have a fast, reliable network connection you can install directly over network. Run "inst -f" and try a sequence like this to minimize conflicts:

  • keep *
  • install upgrades
  • install (the package you want)
  • install prereqs

Finally there are graphical and text files showing the current freeware prereqs, as well as an online prereq calculator.

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