Silicon Graphics Freeware
A note about the origins of Freeware.
The software products being brought to
you by Silicon Graphics have been authored
by many generous individuals and organizations
throughout the world. It is through their
efforts that these products exist.
Silicon Graphics has repackaged these software
products so that they can be easily installed
using either inst or SoftwareManager. The
software is installed into /usr/freeware to
distinguish it from previous versions you may
have installed directly from the authors.
The software in this package is considered
unsupported by Silicon Graphics. Neither the
authors or Silicon Graphics are compelled to help
resolve problems you may encounter in the
installation, setup, or execution of this software.
To be more to the point, if you call us with an
issue regarding products in the Freeware package,
we'll have to gracefully terminate the call.
For a variety of reasons the authors and/or Silicon
Graphics may decide to discontinue one or more of these
products. It is more likely, however, that we will
all try to bring many more products to you in future
Each product contains a release note with additional
information about the product. We encourage you to
review each release note to benefit from as much
knowledge as possible. Each release note will also
contain a WEB pointer to further information from Silicon
Graphics such as known bugs and workarounds.
Changing Your Search Path
By default the search path used by your system will not
include the /usr/freeware directories.
We have provided a tool called
which can be used
to modify the files in your local environment controlling
To use the tool open a shell window and type