NV v5.1 Installation? -Reply
Thanks for the information. All though I was successful with creating a
symbolic link and having NetView reside on the alternate partition.
However, my O/S is Solaris 2.5.1. I used the same command (ln -s
/opt/OV /usr/OV) so it my be a Solaris issue, but I do not know for
certain. I recorded the partition usage before and after and the /opt
partition took the 'hit'. Since it worked for me I have not done any
further troubleshooting with this issue. Let me know if you dive into
this matter anymore.
mailto:drwall AT teksystems DOT com
Don Davis wrote:
> My experience installing NetView 5.1 in symbolic linked file system
> on Solaris 2.6 has been ....
> Well, let's just say it was not a "Happy NetView Experience" !!!
> I worked with 6 Solaris 2.6 machines in a classroom environment.
> The hard disk was partotioned with only 180Mb space in /usr.
> I created the sub-directory OV in /usr. I also created an OV
> sub-directory in the /export/home file system with 1.2 Gb free space.
> I then created a symbolic link from /usr/OV to /export/home/OV.
> (cd /usr ; ln -s /export/home/OV OV)
> When I attempted to install NetView, it failed with errors indicating
> it was out of disk space. The /usr directory was 100% full.
> It appeares that the NetView installation process checks for the
> of /usr/OV and deletes any existing OV directory (the link) before
> proceeding with the installation.
> A curious note is that the installation process restored the link as a
> sub-directory of /usr/OV.
> It restored the link as follows /usr/OV/OV was linked to
> I had to boot the machines from CD and re-partition the hard disk before
> I could install NetView.
> AFter this experience, my advise is to make an exception and put NetView
> in /usr.
> Good luck,
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