Originally developed on Sun SPARCstations running Solaris, PilotManager now runs on a variety of Unix platforms. Written in Perl with the Tk extension, PilotManager has a user-extensible HotSync daemon containing individual conduits. (It, too, is based on the pilot-link package.) PilotManager requires Perl to be installed; Tk is also necessary, but you can download it with the other packages available on the web site if you don’t have it already.
Installation involves selecting the right “package” for
your system. Depending on your hardware, operating system, and
installed software, the package for you consists of two or three
separate “tarred and zipped”
.tar.gz) files. Everybody needs the Basic
package, which consists of the platform-independent Perl code, and
one of the Small package files, which contain binary files based on
your hardware, operating system, and the installed version of Perl.
You may also need the Tk package, depending on your installed
software configuration. Unzipping and untarring the packages creates
the files in a directory called pilotmgr/
relative to your current directory.
Change to the
pilotmgr/ directory and type
PilotManager. A setup script takes over and
checks your environment and installation. If you’re not running
CDE or Openwindows, or you don’t have plan
installed, you’ll have to rename SyncCM
and SyncPlan so that they’re not called by
the startup script.
Assuming everything went well, PilotManager ...