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

Hi, Ryo!
    Thanks very much for your helpful advice.
    The problem was really due to the LANGUAGE. If it is in Chinese as I used before, the results are as follow:

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

README_23 1月09

% env | grep LC_
% env | grep LANG

% env | grep LOCALE

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

So, I set
setenv LANG C
at the top of the Finstall script. Then it worked OK and I successfully installed FERRET on my laptop.
I also tried another method to solve this problem that I log in FC9 system with LANGUAGE--English. FERRET installation worked OK, too.
Thank you again!

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 11:28 AM, Ryo Furue <furue@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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.


Have a nice day !

Laura,WangLu ^_^
Ph.D candidate
Peking University, Beijing, China

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