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How To: Run different versions of ArcInfo Workstation on the same UNIX machine

Summary

It is possible to install multiple versions of ArcInfo Workstation on a given UNIX machine. This requires small system scripts to set the appropriate environment for each.

Procedure

Create a system script for each version of ArcInfo to run. In each script, set the ArcInfo environment variables, modify the path variables as necessary, and start ArcInfo.

The following Bourne shell script is an example of a script that will set-up the 7.2.1 environment.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

ARCHOME=/path1/arcexe721
ADOCHOME=/path2/arcdoc_721
HHHOME=/path3/hh_solaris2

ATHOME=$ARCHOME/arctools

PATH=$ARCHOME/bin:$PATH
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ARCHOME/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

export ARCHOME ATHOME ADOCHOME HHHOME PATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH

echo "Using ARCHOME $ARCHOME"... 1>&2

exec $ARCHOME/bin/arc $*