I need to install a program from source code and during the installation it asks for "system type (? for a list) [gnu]:" When I press ? to see the list I get the following:

sgi, sgi-debug, sgi-mips3, sun, sun-static, sun-debug, dec, dec-debug
dec-prof, dec-gprof, gnu, gnu-debug, portland, portland, portland-ebug
hp, ibm, cray, nec

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 211 with a Intel PENTIUM processor. How can you tell the "system type" I should use from the list?

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    It is gnu. See for yourself: uname -o. Ubuntu is a distribution of GNU/Linux. – AlexP Jan 14 '17 at 20:17
  • Thanks! I compiled it using gnu but when I try to run it I get bash: /home/david/bin/cofima: /bin/ksh: bad interpreter: No such file or directory – DWK Jan 14 '17 at 20:23
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    ksh (the Korn shell) is not installed by default in Ubuntu - if the software requires ksh, you will need to install it - or modify the script(s) so that they use sh or bash for example – steeldriver Jan 14 '17 at 21:06

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