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I have just installed ksh93 from http://www.research.att.com/sw/download/ . It took me a while to figure out how to do it with the source packages. I have also refered to http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hint...les/shells.txt ...
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- 05-30-2005 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
The Korn SHell used to be a commercial closed-source shell. Because of
this, a free clone was written, pdksh (Public Domain Korn
Shell). pdksh supposedly has most of the original ksh's functionality,
but since early 2000 the source code for the original ksh is
available, so that is what we are going to install here. Note that ksh
is still under a license though. The following packages are needed:
Note that the exact URL may change as a result of updates to the
source code packages. If the above links don't work you will have to
go to http://www.research.att.com/sw/download/ and manually download
the following packages: INIT, ast-ksh and ast-ksh-locale.
ksh is built using AT&T's particular build system. First you will need
to designate an empty build directory, eg <...>/src/ksh. The rest of
the install commands should be executed while standing in this
directory. Unpack the INIT package from this directory. Execute
and move all three packages to this directory. Now issue
To install ksh
cp arch/linux.i386/bin/ksh /bin
cp arch/linux.i386/man/man1/sh.1 /usr/share/man/man1/ksh.1
To install the provided shell functions pushd, popd and dirs, do this
mkdir -p /usr/share/ksh/functions
cp arch/linux.i386/fun/* /usr/share/ksh/functions
you will then have to set the following environment variable to access
them, this can be done in one of the startup scripts
The install management system supposedly will make it easier to
upgrade ksh to a newer version by the following command
bin/package update source http://www.research.att.com/sw/download
Thanks for any reply....
- 05-31-2005 #2
- 06-01-2005 #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
I did find some rpms but they are not the latest version. However I did not come across the link you provided. Thanks...
Btw, do you know the version of this ksh93? The one I found from http://www.research.att.com/sw/download/ is 2005-02-02.