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SysInfoTM 4.1 Installation


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License Requirements

License Requirements Overview

SysInfo requires a license file containing valid license information for permament use. If no license is provided, then SysInfo will run in DEMO mode for 60 days. During this DEMO period, SysInfo will provide the same information as is provided with a license as well as a warning message stating that it is running in DEMO mode.

There is one exception to requiring a license file. If your Internet domain name is one of the domains known to SysInfo to be used exclusively by non-profit educational institutions such as .edu, then no license file is required. In this case, SysInfo will function as if a license file is present. No additional licensing is required.

Obtaining a License

You can purchase SysInfo licenses by following these steps:

  1. In a web browser, go to
  2. If you do not already have an account, click on Create Account to create an account.
  3. Now log in by entering your Username and Password.
  4. Click on Purchase and following the instructions to complete the purchase process.
  5. Once you have completed purchasing a license, your license will be emailed to the address you gave. Save the license to a file called license.mcl.


There are two different installation methods for installing SysInfo. Please choose one of the following:

Installation of Binary Distributions


Installation Instructions

  1. Follow the instructions to Download the appropriate distribution for your system. You should have a file named sysinfo-4.1-os-arch.tar.gz e.g. For a SunOS SPARC distribution, the file would be called sysinfo-4.1-sunos-sparc.tar.gz

  2. Unpack the distribution:
    gzip -d sysinfo-4.1-os-arch.tar.gz | tar -xf -

  3. Change directory into the newly unpacked distribution directory:
    cd sysinfo-4.1-os-arch

  4. Become user `root' be running su or logging in as `root'.

  5. To perform an interactive installation where you will be prompted for required information, run the setup (installation) program with no arguments and follow the directions:

    If you wish to perform a non-interactive installation which will not prompt for any information, run the following:
    ./setup --confirm --acceptlicense --installdir=dir
    where dir is the name of the directory where you want to install into. You may also want to use the --override option which will override any detected error conditions which would otherwise result in being prompted for a response.

  6. Installation is now complete.

Installation of Source Distribution


Compilation Notes