SUMMARY: Strange msgs on my console...

From: George R. Goffe (
Date: Mon Jun 24 1996 - 12:18:20 CDT

Hi there,

Well, here's the definitive answer to my question. Many thanks to the
help I recieved, especially these 3, and to others who haven't responed



From: "Brian Graham" <>

This error occurs if the OPENWINHOME environment variable is not set.
This environment variable is used to determine the location of the
classing engine database (cetables). The user needs to set OPENWINHOME
to where OpenWindows is installed, e.g.:

        % setenv OPENWINHOME /usr/openwin

This frequently happens when using non-SUN displays that use rexec or
rsh to start the clients and OPENWINHOME is not always set. In this
case, users can set the variable in their root window or in the startup
line, e.g.:

        % setenv OPENWINHOME /usr/openwin; $OPENWINHOME/bin/mailtool

From: ("Michael Salehi x22725")

        You need to define OPENWINHOME as /usr/openwin

Mike (Mehran) Salehi (716) 422-2725

From: "Jon Mellott" <>

You need to set OPENWINHOME in addition to the DISPLAY variable.

Jon Mellott
High Speed Digital Architecture Laboratory
University of Florida

Origional question:

> I'm running sunos 414 on my "home" system with a mailtool running from
> a sparc center 2000 with the env variable DISPLAY pointing to "me". When
> I start mailtool I get these msgs and a popup window from mailtool
> complaining about classing engine needs to be running.

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