Is there a MacSPIRS/WinSPIRS equivalent for Unix?

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Tue Feb 18 04:42:32 EST 1997

In article <33093783.12F1750E at anu.edu.au>,
Makoto Kamei  <Makoto.Kamei at anu.edu.au> wrote:
>I was wondering if there is any Unix software that does the same job as
>MacSPIRS or WinSPIRS do. I want to access a Medline database which is
>held locally and can be accessed over a LAN using either MacSPIRS or
>WinSPIRS. If there is such a software runs under either DEC Unix or SUN
>Unix or Linux (Linux preferred), could you tell me where to get it
>please? Thanks loads in advance.

Unfortunately, SilverPlatter have not seen fit to release source code
for their UNIX ERL client, and have released binary versions for just
three UNIX variants:  AIX, SCO and Solaris.  There is no support for
Linux, HP-UX, IRIX or indeed anything other than those three.  You
might find that the SCO version may run under Linux if you use the
iBCS compatibility software, but it may not.  I haven't tried it.

Have a look in ftp://ftp.silverplatter.com/software/ somewhere.


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