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Re: [ferret_users] Installing problem with FC9 on the laptop

Hi Laura and Ferret developers,

| I am trying to install FERRET on my laptop. The system is Fedoral
| Core 9. I executed Finstall, chose 1 and give the path of
| "FER_DIR". However, it stopped after I gave the path of
| fer_executables.tar.Z, and showed:
| Moving to usr/local/ferret/bin...
| README_`/bin/date +'%d%h%y'|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`: Ambiguous

I guess this error is from 

 echo "FERRET executables installed this date by $user" \
    >! README_`/bin/date +'%d%h%y'|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`

of Finstall.  The cause of the error may that your "date" command
returns a string that contains white spaces or some non-ASCII

For example,

  $ csh
  % echo hello > `echo my file`
  `echo my file`: Ambiguous.
  % echo hello > `echo my-file`
  % echo hello > README_`/bin/date +'%d %h%y'|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`
  README_`/bin/date +'%d %h%y'|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`: Ambiguous.

Notice that I've deliberately inserted a white space between %d and %h.

Laura, I'm wondering if you could type this and report what's printed?

  % echo README_`/bin/date +'%d%h%y'|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`
  % env | grep LC_
  % env | grep LANG
  % env | grep LOCALE

What about this?

  % setenv LANG C
  % echo README_`/bin/date +'%d%h%y'|tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`

Ferret developers, the output of the "date" command depends on
locale.  So, it's safe to set

  setenv LANG C

at the top of a shell script.


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