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 http://freeware.sgi.com/Inst/" 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.

Suggestions for additions are gratefully accepted. Send them to freeware@sgi.com




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