National Optical Astronomy Observatories1
This document describes how to install or update IRAF on a Sun workstation or server running Solaris 2.3 or 2.4 (SunOS/IRAF is a separate distribution; get the SOS4 distribution if you wish to install IRAF on SunOS). Both standalone and networked, multiple architecture configurations are described. Only those issues which one must understand to install Solaris/IRAF are discussed here; a companion document, Solaris/IRAF Site Manager's Guide, deals with other issues such as interfacing new devices, configuring the IRAF networking system, Solaris/IRAF shared libraries, adding layered software, and so on.
A PostScript version of this Installation Guide is available from the IRAF FTP archives.
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