Starting from release 87, the Pliant install process is much simpler:
  • 1. download the right package for your system
  • 2. unpack it at root of your hard disk
  • 3. run the 'fullpliant' executable in the 'pliant' directory
Please notice that 'fullpliant' will do configure and run all at once.


At the present time Pliant runs only on i386 family processors with a POSIX compliant (mainly Unix) or Win32 based operating system.

The following page explains how to install Pliant on a running system (assuming that the operating system is already installed and configured on the computer). It is also possible to use Pliant scripts in order to install both Pliant and the FullPliant operating system. Please read pliant installation alternatives page in order to select the best installation method for you.


On a Linux libc6 system
Select this one if you are running Linux with a libc6 based distribution (any not very old Linux distribution in facts)

On a POSIX system
This will attempt to install the fully POSIX compliant version of Pliant, so it should work for HURD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, i386 Solaris
See status page for more details about Pliant validation status on these systems.

On a Win32 system
Select this one if you are running Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
There is no Pliant version for Windows 3 because Pliant requires both multithreading and TCP/IP networking.



Open a shell, then type in:
/pliant/pliant/install/uninstall
This will remove all files that Pliant installation may have installed outside /pliant/
then:
rm -R /pliant/  dangerous
This will remove /pliant/ directory.

Open a DOS prompt window, then type in:
\pliant\pliant\install\uninstall
This will remove all files that Pliant installation may have installed outside \pliant
then:
rmdir /S \pliant  dangerous (note for Windows 9x users)
This will remove \pliant directory.