W. Chris Shank on Wed, 17 Sep 2003 16:54:04 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] GNU Tools for Solaris

Unfortunately, we are going with Solaris 8 since that is waht their
production servers are running. And also - they threw out the companion
disks. However, I was able to find it on Sun's site and burned a copy.
Hopefully it's got good stuff on it.


On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 16:14, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 03:16:23PM -0400, W. Chris Shank wrote:
> > This is a continuation of last weeks post, Solaris 8 vs Linux on Sparc.
> > I'm going forward with the Sol 8 install. So far so good. After this is
> > done installing, the next step will be getting the GNU tools loaded, I
> > assume they aren't included in the OS install. Then I'll need to get
> > BIND installed and working.
> Well, Solaris 9 ships with a CD-ROM that includes a lot of GNU
> utilities (and their source, relax) compiled using the Sun compiler,
> built into relocatable Sun packages (though letting them be
> installed in the default /opt/sfw makes plenty of sense). That works
> pretty well. And it's the reason I suggested you use Solaris 9,
> rather than 8, earlier.
> The list of packages on that CD-ROM is attached, as reference.
> > If anyone can point me to a download site for precompiled binaries of
> > these tools, that would be great.
> http://www.sunfreeware.com/
> They install forcefully into /usr/local and are frequently out of
> date. (See why I like Sun's better?)
> > Otherwise, pointers on getting it compiled and installed are the
> > next best thing.
> Well, if you're brave, go bootstrap gcc. It's INSTALL document tells
> you how, last I checked. If not, get the sunfreeware version. Then
> building should work fine.
> (Or you could pay for Sun's compiler and produce smaller binaries
> that ran faster. Sun's CC still makes far better sparc, especially
> sparc64, code than GCC by a long shot. But it's pretty expensive.)
W. Chris Shank
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