[kde-solaris] Installation questions

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Feb 15 03:27:48 CET 2006

On Tuesday 14 February 2006 20:50, Adrian Murillo wrote:
> How do I re-intsall  the *.UTF-8 locales ?
> Sorry, I am a noob...

It's ok, we were all noobs at some point. :-)

If you installed Solaris from the CD ISO image, some of the 
languages/locales are on the 5th CD (it should be labelled 
"Languages"), en_US.UTF-8 seems to be spread around.

If you installed Solaris from DVD, everything should be on the DVD.

The easiest way to do this:

1. Logon to CDE as root
2. Remember: You Are Root!!! (Don't Delete Anything!) :-)
3. Make sure vold is running (ps -ef | egrep vold) in an xterm
4. If vold is _not_ running, start it manually:
%#> /etc/init.d/volmgt start
5. Insert the DVD (or, if you are using CD's, insert each CD)

vold should now take over the CD/DVD, and it should pop up a window 
with the contents of the CD. there should be a script in this window 
named "installer". double click on the installer script in that 
window to launch it -- this will pop up an installer window. and now, 
move around the installer (with the navigation buttons), and look for 
the Languages options, select them, and install them. if there are no 
Language packages on this CD, just exit the installer, eject the CD 
and proceed to the next one. if the Language packages have any 
dependencies, the installer will take care of them. wherever you find 
any Language packages, just install them. i recommend installing all 
the languages. the libraries and configuration files don't take that 
much space, and since you're installing anyway, you might as well 
never have to deal with this ever again. :-)

obviously, it will be much easier with a DVD, since you only have to 
do this once. :-)


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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