According to Kelly:
> Hey Guys,
>
> I have upgraded my server and I have also went with a new OS for the
> server. I am running Solaris 9 having previously used Mandrake 9.1. I
> am working on the new server and still have the old box running. My
> problem is I am trying to install BIND 9.3 on the new Solaris 9 server.
> I am running BIND 9.2.2 on the old Mandrake box. I am having a problem
> with the install right from the start. I have downloaded the src and
> unpacked it. It is now in a directory called BIND9.3.0. I cd into the
> directory and enter ./configure.
>
> It works until it says: 'checking for AR... no'
>
> Configure: error:
> ar program not found. Please fix your PATH to the directory in which it
> resides. Or set AR in the environment with the full path to ar.
>
> I have no idea what 'ar' is. Anyone have any help for me?



ar is a tool needed to create libraries and such. On a solaris system
it is typically located in /usr/ccs/bin, so add this directory to your
PATH variable. If ar does not exist there, check whether the SUNWbtool
package is installed.

-Ed