Subject: bsd environment on solaris
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/20/1998 15:29:53

I put a snapshot release of the bsd build environment that works under solaris

Basically this allows you to build a lot of the netbsd tree without changes.
It accomplishes this by augmenting the solaris headers with the BSD extensions
and providing stubs for certain missing functions. This is work in progress,
so many things still don't work properly. It has only been tested with
Solaris-2.6/sparc using gcc. Don't try it with sparcworks, it will not work
because of the __RENAME madness.

I have been able to compile most of /bin and /usr/bin except:

OTHER=chio csh df domainname mt ps stty

OTHER=at audioctl chpass compress crontab crunch eject fstat gencat ipcs \
    ktrace kdump lastcomm lex login machine make midiplay mixerctl modstat \
    netstat nfsstat passwd quota showmount systat usbhidctl vi vmstat w \
    whereis ypwhich

If you find problems (with fixes) please send them to me.