Solaris Package Archive -- expect 5.31.5

Solaris Package Archive

expect 5.31.5

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What is it, (from
Expect is a tool for automating interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd, fsck, rlogin, tip, etc. Expect really makes this stuff trivial. Expect is also useful for testing these same applications. And by adding Tk, you can also wrap interactive applications in X11 GUIs.

Expect can make easy all sorts of tasks that are prohibitively difficult with anything else. You will find that Expect is an absolutely invaluable tool - using it, you will be able to automate tasks that you've never even thought of before - and you'll be able to do this automation quickly and easily.

The main site for expect is

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Solaris Issues
I've locked each package to the Solaris release it was built on. Only install the correct version for your system.

Note that this package was compiled with the X11R6.x software available on this site installed on the production machine. This means that to sucessfully use this software you need to install the X11 package as well, or create some X11 library links as mentioned in the README.

Click here to read about the 32 bit and 64 bit Solaris 7 and 8 packages.

Source Code
You can download the source code from

Special Issues
You should also install tcl.8.3.0 and tk.8.3.0 when you install this software. (In order of: tcl, tk and expect). As previously mentioned, also install the X11R6.4 package to ensure the required libraries are available.

See the main packages README for installation information.