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Re: Is anyone using Solaris 8?

by yakko (Friar)
on Mar 30, 2001 at 08:56 UTC ( #68279=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is anyone using Solaris 8?

Things like yer gcc can be had by installing the Software COmpanion. This CD has a huggy-feely GUI install, and will put your freeware under /opt/sfw ... of course, as mentioned in this thread, sites like Sunfreeware have more packages that generally install in /usr/local

The problem I see you having is that modules that use XS will harf when being built because it's expecting Sun's compiler. I had to tweak my (/usr/perl5/5.00503/i866pc-solaris/ in my case) to get gcc to be the compiler, get "-fPIC" to be the way we build position-independent code, etc... after that, modules needing XS seemed to compile properly.

Update: I should note that I'm assuming you're using the perl that comes with Solaris 8. If you install any other version, YMMV here.

Me spell chucker work grate. Need grandma chicken.

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Re: Re: Is anyone using Solaris 8?
by el-moe (Scribe) on Mar 31, 2001 at 00:01 UTC
    You have hit it right on the mark! I'll take a look at the Companion CD right now. Thank you very very much!!!


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[marto]: IIRC BrowserUK understands this stuff
choroba has worked for a Molecular Genetic Lab
[choroba]: also, Rosalind has nice explanations of the basic terms
[choroba]: but I've never used BioPerl, I processed all the stuff myself

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